A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front

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Endpapers and half title page include notes regarding the author's motivation to write this book, key events in 1917 that shaped the war, the extreme youth of many of the soldiers, statistical information on the number of casualties overall - 9 million - and casualty rates during certain battles broken down by nationality, the number of soldiers sentenced to death for desertion, the horror of trench warfare and poison gas attacks, and the steep increase in German U-Boats between 1915 and 1917. Other notes refer to the generals who were in charge of the British, French and German armies on the Western Front, and to incidents described in the book, e.g. the execution of English nurse Edith Cavell by the Germans for aiding Belgian soldiers, and Christmas Day 1914, when enemy soldiers refrained from fighting for the day and shared Christmas Dinner and even exchanged addresses and gifts. The following questions, statements and quotes are also in the notes: "What were the British tunneling companies?" - "Greatest single problem of the war: communication." - "30 million trench and artillery maps were printed by [the] British during the war." - Who were the Tommies?" - "Chateaux Generals: accusation was generally unfair; [during] WWI 232 [British] generals became casualties, 78 were killed." - "Germans blame Flanders for defeat in the war." - Fourth battle of Ypres - Hitler was sent there." -- Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book.

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Groom, Winston, “A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed December 13, 2019, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/565.

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Title

A storm in Flanders : the Ypres salient, 1914-1918 : tragedy and triumph on the Western Front

Creator

Groom, Winston

Date

2002
Program air date: September 1, 2002

Description

An analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forever changed the way war would be waged.

Subject

"Ypres, 1st Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1914."
"Ypres, 2nd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1915."
"Ypres, 3rd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1917."
"World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Belgium--Ieper."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Atlantic Monthly Press
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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