By Robert J Parker
Passchendaele persisted till November 1917 and have become synonymous with the tragedy of the nice battle: abominable climate, dust and grime; awful accidents inflicted via more and more industrialised struggle together with tanks, fuel, mines and flamethrowers; the large casualties (600,000) and the futility of the operation all mixed to shape a nightmare imaginative and prescient of conflict within the trenches. What used to be real looking for the normal British soldier? used to be the complete bloody attempt worthwhile or have been there choices? What, if whatever, did it in attaining? Passchendaele 1917 solutions those questions whereas reminding us of the sacrifices and heroism of the warriors who fought it.
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