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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
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.