By Robert J Parker
Passchendaele persevered till November 1917 and have become synonymous with the tragedy of the good warfare: abominable climate, dust and dirt; bad accidents inflicted via more and more industrialised conflict 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 battle within the trenches. What was once realistic for the standard British soldier? was once the entire bloody attempt important or have been there possible choices? What, if whatever, did it in achieving? Passchendaele 1917 solutions those questions whereas reminding us of the sacrifices and heroism of the warriors who fought it.
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