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A Moonlight Massacre: The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917: The Forgotten Last Act of the Third Battle of Ypres

(Wolverhampton Military Studies)

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The Third Battle of Ypres was officially terminated by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig with the opening of the Battle of Cambrai on 20 November 1917. Nevertheless, a comparatively unknown set-piece attack the only large-scale night operation carried out on the Flanders front during the campaign was launched twelve days later on 2 December. This volume is a necessary correct ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 19th 2015 by Helion & Company (first published November 19th 2014)
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Impeccably researched and highly detailed account of the final acts of 3rd Ypres. The areas I found particularly of interest were the detail of planning such an assault, the problems of communication with the front line (& the impact of not knowing where the new front line stood), and the high level of involvement of the GOC 32 Div during the attack and in its immediate aftermath.
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