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They Called it Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres & of the Men Who Fought in it


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  • They Called it Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres & of the Men Who Fought in it 
    Title: They Called it Passchendaele: The Story of the Battle of Ypres & of the Men Who Fought in it
    Author: MACDONALD LYN
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 23/10/2013
    Imprint: PENGUIN
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Now reissued to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

    'Four years of war turned Ypres into a ghost town. Not a leaf grew on a tree. Scarcely one stone stood upon another. From the battered ramparts the eye swept clean across a field of rubble to the swamp-lands beyond . . .'

    The Third Battle of Ypres, ending in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the history of warfare. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient in summer of 1917, mostly raw young troops keen to do their bit for King and Country. This book tells their tale of mounting disillusion amid mud, terror and increasingly desperate attacks, yet it is also a story of immense courage, comradeship, high spirits and hope.

    In They Called it Passchendaele, Lyn Macdonald lets over 600 soldiers speak for themselves. In doing so, she portrays events from the only point of view that really matters.

    'Her basic inspiration is compassion, her technique is scrupulously painstaking. And her application in finding, interviewing and editing innumerable contributions can only be admired.' Daily Telegraph



    ISBN: 9780241952412
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