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Passchendaele A New History by Nick Lloyd
  

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Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The climax was one of the worst battles of both world wars: Passchendaele. The village fell eventually, only for the whole offensive to be called off. But, as Nick Lloyd shows, notably through previously unexamined German documents, it put the Allies nearer to a major turning point in the war than we have ever imagined.

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Synopsis

Passchendaele A New History by Nick Lloyd

The Ypres offensive represents the modern impression of the First World War: splintered trees, water-filled craters, muddy shell-holes.

Reviews

'I thought it both precise and compassionate - a properly definitive history, with clear sightlines from the strategic planning, to the horror of the battle itself from both sides, through to its consequences for the war as it entered its complex final phase' -- Dr Emily Mayhew

'A fresh and thorough examination of the events of July to November 1917 is definitely needed. Dr Nick Lloyd has achieved this in his book Passchendaele: A New History, an account that is both scholarly and gripping.' -- Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies, Massey University

'With clean, clear and often eviscerating writing, Nick Lloyd compels us to re-evaluate Passchendaele and all that word conjures' -- Paul Gross, director and star of the film 'Passchendaele

'A timely re-appraisal ... a masterpiece' -- General Lord Richard Dannatt

'Very well-researched and well-written. Reminds us just how important this crushing endgame was' -- Andrew Roberts (on 'Hundred Days')

About the Author

Nick Lloyd is Reader in Defence Studies at King's College London, and based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College near Swindon. He specializes in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and is the author of three books, Loos 1915 (2006), The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (2011) and Hundred Days: The End of the Great War (2013).

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Book Info

Publication date

4th May 2017

Author

Nick Lloyd

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Publisher

Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography
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First World War
Battles & campaigns
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780241004364

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