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Messines Ridge Ypres by Peter Oldham


Messines Ridge Ypres by Peter Oldham

The battle for the possession of the villages of Messines Ridge, Messines, Wytchaete, St. Eloi, took place in 1914-17, and the final battle for Messines in 1918. The 1917 Battle of Messines was preceded by 19 giant mine explosions and was the biggest military mining effort in history. This book gives comprehensive details of what happened where and when, together with what can be seen today, including maps of all the remnants and sites.

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Publication date

12th August 1998


Peter Oldham

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Pen & Sword Books Ltd


141 pages


European history
First World War
War & defence operations
Travel & holiday guides



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