Philip Warner the noted historian of 20th Century warfare and author of over fifty excellent books on military history has in this superb volume, successfully brought together all the elements of this horrendous campaign therefore providing the reader with an in-depth insight into a battle fought on ground so bad that one senior officer at the time wept and asked the question “did we really send men to fight in this?”
I personally rate this particular volume and consider it an invaluable reference tool and a therefore must for the bookshelves for anyone with an interest in the Great War.
Roll of Honour, Michael D. Booker
Author Nigel Cave has really brought home how the Allies struggled to conduct this part of the campaign thanks to heavy rainfall and the destruction of the delicate Flanders irrigation system from months of shelling... I also really enjoyed the section dedicated to the German experience at Passchendaele which have been painstakingly translated from German diaries. While this is a battlefield guide – there are four walks plus car tours included – it brings the events alive and, at 140 pages, is easy to digest for readers at home.
Mark McKay, Burton Mail