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The Salient

Author : Alan Palmer
ISBN : 9781472112781
Genre : History
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Ypres today is an international 'Town of Peace', but in 1914 the town, and the Salient, the 35-mile bulge in the Western Front, of which it is part, saw a 1500-day military campaign of mud and blood at the heart of the First World War that turned it into the devil's nursery. Distinguished biographer and historian of modern Europe Alan Palmer tells the story of the war in Flanders as a conflict that has left a deep social and political mark on the history of Europe. Denying Germany possession of the historic town of Ypres and access to the Channel coast was crucial to Britain's victory in 1918. But though Flanders battlefields are the closest on the continent to English shores, this was always much more than a narrowly British conflict. Passchendaele, the Menin Road, Hill 60 and the Messines Ridge remain names etched in folk memory. Militarily and tactically the four-year long campaign was innovative and a grim testing ground with constantly changing ideas of strategy and disputes between politicians and generals. Alan Palmer details all its aspects in an illuminating history of the place as much as the fighting man's experience.
Category: History

The United States Army

Author : George D. Bennett
ISBN : 1590333004
Genre : Political Science
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United States Army - Issues, Background, Bibliography
Category: Political Science

European War Collection

Author : Princeton University. Library
ISBN : UOM:39015078053710
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011644171
Genre : Canada
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The Killing Ground

Author : Tim Travers
ISBN : 9781473819436
Genre : History
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This books explains why the British Army fought the way it did in the First World War. It integrates social and military history and the impact of ideas to tell the story of how the army, especially the senior officers, adapted to the new technological warfare and asks: Was the style of warfare on the Western Front inevitable?Using an extensive range of unpublished diaries, letters, memoirs and Cabinet and War Office files, Professor Travers explains how and why the ideas, tactics and strategies emerged. He emphasises the influence of pre-war social and military attitudes, and examines the early life and career of Sir Douglas Haig. The author's analysis of the preparations for the Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele provide new interpretations of the role of Haig and his GHQ, and he explains the reasons for the unexpected British withdrawal in March 1918. An appendix supplies short biographies of senior British officers. In general, historians of the First World War are in two hostile camps: those who see the futility of lions led by donkeys on the one hand and on the other the apologists for Haig and the conduct of the war. Professor Travers' immensely readable book provides a bridge between the two.
Category: History

Classified List

Author : Princeton University. Library
ISBN : UOM:39015036783408
Genre : Catalogs, Classified
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Princeton European War Collection

Author : Princeton University. Library
ISBN : WISC:89100001585
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Special Collections

Author : Princeton University. Library
ISBN : HARVARD:32044089276802
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