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Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM By Nigel Steel Peter Hart

Dramatic and filled with horror, the clash at Passchendaele Ridge was one of World War One s bloodiest After years of stalemate, the British and French armies launched a massive offensive, only to find themselves literally bogged down in low ground that had turned into a quagmire By battle s end, over 300,000 Allied and 260,000 German soldiers had perished Includes a weDramatic and filled with horror, the clash at Passchendaele Ridge was one of World War One s bloodiest After years of stalemate, the British and French armies launched a massive offensive, only to find themselves literally bogged down in low ground that had turned into a quagmire By battle s end, over 300,000 Allied and 260,000 German soldiers had perished Includes a wealth of previously unpublished testimonies from the Imperial War museum.
  • Title: Passchendaele: The Sacrificial Ground (Cassell Military Classics)
  • Author: Nigel Steel Peter Hart
  • ISBN: 9780304359752
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback

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'Aussie Rick' Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
Nigel Steel and Peter Hart's third book covering the Great War deals with the Third Battle of Ypres, better known as Passchendaele. This book joins a long list of other titles covering this most horrendous battle of World War One. As in their previous books the authors utilize the accounts of many of the participants in this great struggle. From gunners and footsloggers to the men in the air trying to gain mastery of the airspace above the salient. Using first-hand accounts, interviews, letters [...]
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Dimitri Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
The eyewitness accounts tend to render the structure of the strategic-tactical story too loose
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Simon Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
This is good book and well worth reading, intermixing fascinating personal accounts of Third Ypres with a decent examination of the course of the campaign.However I did find the balance swung a bit too far towards the personal accounts - page after page of them with little more than a sentence from the authors separating them. While this gives a very good insight into the life and death of the soldier at Third Ypres, it does so at the expense of a full examination of the tactical and strategic s [...]
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Elliott Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
As a straight narrative of Third Ypres this book is extremely good. It uses a variety of sources from David Lloyd George down to the lowly Tommy Atkins in the trenches. Hart and Steel do tend to rely on a few individuals heavily though I suspect that is for their clarity and descriptiveness than inability to find others. Where the book does not work well are the authors' analysis on Haig as commander. I'm of the "traditional" opinion that Haig was either a sadist or singularly incompetent. Howev [...]
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Roger Woods Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
Using to great effect the unpublished memoirs and oral recordings of the participants held at the Imperial War Museum the authors Nigel Steel and Peter Hart present a gritty account of Passchendale. The book captures the unimaginable horrors of the Western front in the First World War blending perceptive analysis with the soldiers' stories from the front line. The losses on both sides were huge as the industrialisation of killing took effect on a scale never seen before. The sacrifice of thousan [...]
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Duncan Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
Very detailed account of the tragic waste of lives that was the third battle of Ypres. Enhanced by a lot of individual accounts from soldiers on the ground; sketchier on the leadership issues. In particular, I wanted to know more about what competent leadership *would* have done in 1917 to hasten the end of the war--it's not obvious what the right thing to do was, given the circumstances (i.e defensive capability vastly outstripped offensive capability, and terrible weather made progress even ha [...]
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Jeremy Belanger Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
It was a decent book. But I was hoping for a broader look at the battle with personal accounts to stress what was going. This book is largely somewhat random personal accounts interspersed with a few lines about the overall campaign.
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Michael Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
I’ve labeled this one as “academic history,” although with its brief notes section and straightforward narrative, it is obviously intended to appeal to a broader audience of military enthusiasts, in addition to scholars. Also, although its source base is reasonably impressive, it doesn’t really have a particular argument to add to the historiography of World War One, it merely attempts to add a bit more of an “on the ground” perspective to our understanding of the Third Battle of Ypr [...]
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Nathan Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
Ever wanted to have it clearly stated just how hellish war is? Read this.Nasty. Muddy. Bloody. Corpsy. Noisy. Wet. Smelly. Gasey. Deadly. Pointless.Rated R18 for pervasive bloody war violence and futility.
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Joshua Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
The advent of gas warfare, air superiority and punishing artillery assaults made Armageddon seem like a pleasant dream to those in the trenches of Passchendaele.
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Kirsty Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
I thought I would be utterly captivated with this, but even with the addition of personal testimonials, I do not feel that I learnt anything.
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Douglas Graham Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
Great read about 3rd Battle of Ypres.
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James Webster Apr 02, 2020 - 03:59 AM
Seemed to tail off a bit in terms of summary analysis. But good narrative other plenty of eye-witness accounts. Good on the importance of artillery and on the process leading to the battle.
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Passchendaele: The Sacrificial Ground (Cassell Military Classics) By Nigel Steel Peter Hart Dramatic and filled with horror, the clash at Passchendaele Ridge was one of World War One s bloodiest After years of stalemate, the British and French armies launched a massive offensive, only to find themselves literally bogged down in low ground that had turned into a quagmire By battle s end, over 300,000 Allied and 260,000 German soldiers had perished Includes a weDramatic and filled with horror, the clash at Passchendaele Ridge was one of World War One s bloodiest After years of stalemate, the British and French armies launched a massive offensive, only to find themselves literally bogged down in low ground that had turned into a quagmire By battle s end, over 300,000 Allied and 260,000 German soldiers had perished Includes a wealth of previously unpublished testimonies from the Imperial War museum.

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