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Passchendaele: 103 Days in Hell
Publisher: Helion and Company
Hardback: 224 pages
THE HEART sinks with the onset of each Great War anniversary. The countless reams of paper sacrificed to pretty picture books, battlefield guides, endless dull re-treads by academics who bring little more than shame to their august profession and then - hidden away - we find a real gem. Initially, the book has the appearance of another ‘coffee table book’ affair, but please do persevere! Inside we find a decent concept that has been worked up into a beautifully illustrated and enjoyable book which follows the course of the 1917 Flanders Campaign through the fate of individual soldiers caught up in that Armageddon.