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Oppy Wood by David Bilton


Oppy Wood by David Bilton

This latest book in the Battleground Europe series describes the battles over several years, and in particular 1917 and 1918, for a wood and small village. The Germans stubbornly refused to retreat as the area held a key position in their defence of Arras. In the bitter fighting, thousands of young men mainly from East Yorkshire (Hull) and East Lancashire were sacrificed.

About the Author

David Bilton is the author of The Home Front in The Great War, The Hull Pals and The Trench. He also was involved in the TV production of The Trench.

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Publication date

9th February 2005


David Bilton

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Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


192 pages


European history
First World War
Battles & campaigns



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