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Renamed IV Corps, they arrived in time take part in the First Battle of Ypres. The
focus now turns to the British front which, by mid-October 1914, lay between the
La Bassee Canal and the Flanders cloth town of Ypres, a city of some 20,000 ...
First Ypres was an 'encounter battle' between the Anglo-French and Belgian
forces trying to advance east past Lille and turn the enemy's line, and the
Germans attempting to push west, take Ypres, drive the British into the sea, and
then turn ...
Walk the Ypres Ridge today, up from low-lying Langemarck to Passchen- daele
and then on round to Messines: the gain in height over the plain towards Ypres
seems imperceptible, but the observation obtained is easy to appreciate.
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A difficult to access book that none the less has some real gems of both insight & fact. Broadly, sympathetic look @ command in the First World War, in particular, the group of Generals who had ... Read full review
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Robin Neillands has written an interesting analytical study here on a number of the British generals of the First World War. Whether you agree with his conclusions are not, and it would seem at times ... Read full review
THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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