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The Resource A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front, Winston Groom

A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front, Winston Groom

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A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front
Title
A storm in Flanders
Title remainder
the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front
Statement of responsibility
Winston Groom
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forever changed the way war would be waged
  • "The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most notorious and dreaded place in all of World War I - probably of any war in history. It was said that you could smell the battlefield miles before you reached it - a fetid odor of death. It was where the poppies grew in Flanders Fields while a million men lived like animals in slimy underground trenches and from 1914 to 1918 slaughtered one another with such consistency that even on "quiet days" casualties ran into the thousands." "A Storm in Flanders is historian Winston Groom's history of the four-year battle for Ypres. As the engagement degenerated into relentless attrition, the salient became a gigantic corpse factory where hundreds of thousands of men - including Americans - died for gains that were measured in mere yards. To break the stalemate, the high commands on both sides over the years debuted and refined some of history's most terrifying weapons and tactics: poison gas, flamethrowers, tanks, stupendous underground mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare. The Third Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele, ranks among the most infamous in the history of warfare, where the horror of fighting in mud sometimes waist-deep reduced even the high command to tears. The stalemate lasted until the fourth battle, when the Germans finally came within sight of the Eiffel Tower in an all-or-nothing attack and were miraculously beaten back by an Allied army on its very last legs." "Illustrated with photographs and drawing from the private journals of the men who fought on the harrowing front lines (including those of young soldier Adolf Hitler, whose experience at Ypres set him on his fateful path), A Storm in Flanders is a work of military history: a drama of politics, strategy, and the human heart, and the struggle for survival and victory against all odds."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1944-
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Groom, Winston
Dewey number
940.4/144
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D542.Y5
LC item number
G76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ypres, 1st Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1914
  • Ypres, 2nd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1915
  • Ypres, 3rd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1917
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Ieper (Belgium)
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A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front, Winston Groom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-267) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49285528
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 276 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871138422
Lccn
2002019433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front, Winston Groom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49285528
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 276 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871138422
Lccn
2002019433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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