Canadians at Passchendaele, October to November 1917 : A Social History andBattlefield Tour

By: CHRISTIE, N.M. For King & Empire series 4

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CHRISTIE, N.M. The Canadians at Passchendaele, October to November 1917 : ASocial History and Battlefield Tour. (Ottawa) : CEF Books, 1999. Second Ed ition. Pp (6),[1]-81,(1),+ folding tour map at rear. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in white. Vol. 4 in the For King & Empire series. "The Battle of Passchendaele was the bloodiest and most futile battle of the First World War. Lasting from August to November 1917, it cost the Commonwealth more than 250,000 soldiers - killed, wounded or missing - for an advance of less than six kilometres. The losses were sadly typical of the Great War, but it was the repulsive conditions of soldiers attacking through knee-deep morass and the wounded drowning in the mud which gave Passchendaele its legacy as 'Hell'. The Canadians entered the battle inmid-October and, between October 26 and November 10, launched four major a ttacks, finally capturing the village of Passchendaele and a piece of the ridge beyond. The two weeks fighting cost the Canadians more than 5,000 deadand 11,000 wounded. Many of the men just vanished in the sea of mud. But t he tenacity of the men never faltered and their capture of Passchendaele was a huge achievement." - from the back cover. Very good. 20.00

Title: Canadians at Passchendaele, October to November 1917 : A Social History andBattlefield Tour

Author Name: CHRISTIE, N.M. For King & Empire series 4

Categories: 888,

Publisher: CEF Books, Ottawa, 1999, ISBN:189697905x:

Seller ID: 93227

Keywords: MILITARY CANADIAN HISTORY ARMY WORLD WAR I WW1 CANADA BELGIAN BATTLEFIELDS BATTLES SOCIAL PASSCHENDAELE BELGIUM,