The Resource Passchendaele : the anatomy of a tragedy, Andrew Macdonald

Passchendaele : the anatomy of a tragedy, Andrew Macdonald

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Passchendaele : the anatomy of a tragedy
Title
Passchendaele
Title remainder
the anatomy of a tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Macdonald
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This extensively researched book tells the story of one of the darkest hours of Australia and New Zealand′s First World War military. With the forensic use of decades-old documents and soldier accounts, it unveils for the first time what really happened on the war-torn slopes of Passchendaele, why, and who was responsible for the deaths and injuries of thousands of soldiers in the black mud of Flanders. Macdonald explores the October battles of Third Ypres from the perspective of the generals who organised them to the soldiers in the field, drawing on a wide range of evidence held in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Germany. His book is far more than a simple narrative of battle and includes critical and comparative assessments of command, personality, training discipline, weapons, systems, tactics and the environment. It looks equally at the roles of infantry, artillery and engineering units, whether Australian, New Zealand, Canadian or British, and in so doing presents a meticulous, objective and compelling investigation from start to finish. Along the way it offers numerous unique insights that have, until now, been obscured by a nearly century-old fog of war. This book will reshape the understanding of one of the most infamous battles of the First World War."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
940.48193
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Passchendaele : the anatomy of a tragedy, Andrew Macdonald
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Passchendaele : the anatomy of a tragedy, Andrew Macdonald
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Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "It makes me shiver to thing of it': ANZAC, Canadian and British soldiers recall the horror of Passchendaele -- Clear maritime dimension: the strategic and tactical background to Third Ypres -- Passchendaele fixation: the troubling question of ANZAC, Canadian and British corps command -- 'Man on the spot': ANZAC, Canadian and British staff work at corps and divisional levels -- 'No half-way houses': ANZAC, Canadian and British divisions prepare for battle -- 'A cataract of steel': the ANZAC and British victory at Broodseinde, 4 October 1917 -- 'It was absolute murder: the ANZAC, British and Canadian battles for Passchendaele, October-November 1917 -- Godley's abattoir: assessing the ANZAC, British and Canadian slog towards Passchendaele
  • Includes bibliographical references and index. -Macdonald explores the October battles of Third Ypres from the perspective of the generals who organised them to the soldiers in the field, drawing on a wide range of evidence held in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Germany. His book is far more than a simple narrative of battle and includes critical and comparative assessments of command, personality, training discipline, weapons, systems, tactics and the environment. It looks equally at the roles of infantry, artillery and engineering units
Control code
14848500
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
303 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781775540304
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781775540304
  • (NLNZils)1601526

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