They Called It Passchendaele



Synopsis The Third Battle Of Ypres , Culminating In A Desperate Struggle For The Ridge And Little Village Of Passchendaele, Was One Of The Most Appalling Campaigns In The History Of Warfare In This Masterly Piece Of Oral History, Lyn Macdonald Lets Over 600 Participants Speak For Themselves A Million Tommies, Canadians And Anzacs Assembled At The Ypres Salient In The Summer Of 1917, Mostly Raw Young Troops Keen To Do Their Bit For King And Country This Book Tells Their Tale Of Mounting Disillusion Amid Mud, Terror And Desperate Privation, Yet It Is Also A Story Of Immense Courage, Comradeship, Songs, High Spirits And Bawdy Humour Much Has Been Written About The Politics And Sheer Strategic Idiocy Of Passchendaele The Ridges Were Abandoned Again In The Spring Of 1918, And, Leaving Thousands Of Dead Behind Them, The Allies Retired To A Position The Commander Of The Second Army Had Recommended In 1915 , Far Less About The Underlying Human Realities This Book Portrays Events From The Only Point Of View That Really Matters.They Called It Passchendaele

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • They Called It Passchendaele
  • Lyn Macdonald
  • English
  • 20 April 2017
  • 0140165096

10 thoughts on “They Called It Passchendaele

  1. says:

    Walking through the centre of Belgian Ypres now, 100 years after the outbreak of World War One, one cannot imagine this town ever suffered from the fighting Beyond the town borders, the numerous cemeteries, where row upon row of white stone mark the grave of a soldier of the Great War, known unto God , tell the tale of the endless fighting But Ypres itself is alive Constantly remembered th...

  2. says:

    Lynn MacDonald is one of my all time favourite World War One authors I have read all of her books, 1914 , 1915 , Somme and this volume covering Passchendaele She has the ability to bring to life the voices of those involved in this terrible, terrible conflict This was one of the worst battles fought during a war known for its carnage She tells the story through the letters, reports and accounts of those involved and she tells it very well I found this book and her account ...

  3. says:

    Lynn McDonald is one of the pioneers of a certain style of writing historical narratives one where personal accounts are crafted into an explanatory historical narrative.In my opinion, she does this brilliantly and seamlessly blends fascinating personal accounts from servicemen who were there, many of whom she interviewed herself, with a well crafted explanatory historical narrative The result is a very readable highly enjoyable book.In the authors foreword you get an idea of this style Lynn McDonald is one of the pioneers of a certain style of writing historical narratives one where personal accounts are crafted into an explanatory historical narrative.In my opinion, she does this brilliantly and seamlessly blends fascinating personal accounts from servicemen who were there, many of whom she interviewed herself, with a well crafted explanatory historical narrative The result is...

  4. says:

    Less than a year after the costly Somme offensive, the British, Empire and French armies found themselves in another titanic and bloodsoaked struggle This time the aim was too push the well ensconced Germans from the high ground overlooking the Ypres area from where they wee able to observe everything the primarily British force was up to The battle s popular name, Pas...

  5. says:

    Not really sure what to say It was boring to read but interesting to have read it It was very well written and seemed to be well researched, with lots of testimony from participants, from a wide range of ranks.It s definitely one for the World War 1 geeks, rather than history generalists, and perhaps I m not enough of a geek to appreciate it properly Yet, a strength was that it didn t get bogged down with pages and pages of military strategy, yet was at its strongest describing the logistics Not really sure what to say It was boring to read but interesting to have read it It was very well written and seemed to be well researched, with lots of testimony from participants, from a wide range of ranks.It s definitely one for the World War 1 geeks, rather than history generalists, and perhaps I m not enough of a geek to appreciate it properly Yet, a strength was that it didn t get bogged down with pages and pages of military strategy, yet was at its strongest describing the logis...

  6. says:

    I ve read this book before and I really like this author They way she writes is just so refreshing to me.The author gives you all the facts, the where and the how, the dates and the numbers but she doesn t just throw it at you Many writers of historical non fiction just drone on, basically just making a list of what happened This author interviewed survivors, put parts of their letters and diaries in between all the hard and horrible fact This is a necessary illustration for readers who, in I ve read this book before and I really like this author They way she writes is just so refreshing to me.The author gives you all the facts, the where and the how, the dates and the numbers but she doesn t just throw it at you Many writers of historical non fiction just drone on, basically just making a list of what happene...

  7. says:

    A brilliant and well researched insight into one of the Great Wars most heinous battles I have been educating myself over the last couple of years with the individual battles that involved our Canadian forces and this one is probably the most gruesome in environment that the lads had to ...

  8. says:

    Excellent quality book, well researched, including numerous eye witness accounts by those unfortunates who were there and fortunate to survive Absorbing from the first page and at times depressing humorous but above all sad at what thes...

  9. says:

    The book depicts how soldiers would behave or fight during World War 1 The main setting or battle in this book is the battle of Ypres The book gives many accounts and evidences that you might even feel as if you are studying a piece of histo...

  10. says:

    Fine piece of scholarship Lyn Macdonald calmly sets out the unbelievable and I do mean unbelievable horrors of the marathon slugging match of Passchendaele in graphic and often really moving style, often simply quoting the words of the soldiers who fought and died there Very powerful I have two if only comments One feels ...

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