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Author: Stephen McGreal
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2010.
Series: Battleground Europe.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of the War, the war-ravaged countryside was restored and the trenches of the Western Front were filled in. 75 years after the War a group of Belgians, known as the Diggers, excavated a classic trench system at Boesinghe, discovering many artifacts as well as remains of the Fallen. One section has been preserved. Boesinghe is a canal village and the opposing sides continually bombarded each other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McGreal, Stephen.
Boesinghe.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen McGreal
ISBN: 9781783461028 1783461020
OCLC Number: 854974997
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; SERIES EDITOR; INTRODUCTION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ADVICE FOR VISITORS.; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; Chapter One --
EARLY DAYS; Chapter Two --
A VERY UNGENTLEMANLY WEAPON; The gas attack along Gravenstafel Ridge; Chapter Three --
FRONT LINE BOESINGHE JUNE-JULY 1915; A small but successful operation; International Trench June-July 1915; The battle for International Trench; Chapter Four --
THE 49TH (WEST RIDING) TERRITORIAL DIVISION IN THE LINE: JULY-DECEMBER 1915; First days in the line, commencing 9 July 1915; The Trenches. 'Our chief enemy out here is mud, and the Bosche make a bad second!'The attack of 19 December 1915; The Monmouth Pioneers; Chapter Five --
IT'S GRIM UP NORTH; The Shropshire Light Infantry Counter Attack; Chapter Six --
BRITISH CAPTURE THE CANAL'S EAST BANK FACING BOESINGHE; A trench raid by the 16th Welch battalion; Meticulous Preparations for the Battle of Pilckem Ridge; Chapter Seven --
PILCKEM RIDGE, THE FIRST PHASE OF THIRD YPRES; The Guards Division Attack; The 38th (Welsh) Division attack; EPILOGUE; TOUR ONE --
A Walking Tour of Essex Farm and area (sixty to ninety minutes duration). TOUR TWO --
West bank (car tour) of approximately two hoursTOUR THREE --
The east bank or 'sit and be hit' tour Tour circuit distance is approximately eight miles; TOUR FOUR; TOUR FIVE --
A short tour to two gas memorials, a huge German bunker and a VC action site Tour circuit is approximately four miles; TOUR SIX --
A selective circular tour of the Rear Areas of approximately nineteen miles; ORDER OF BATTLE; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING; INDEX.
Series Title: Battleground Europe.
Responsibility: Stephen McGreal.

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In the aftermath of the War, the war-ravaged countryside was restored and the trenches of the Western Front were filled in. 75 years after the War a group of Belgians, known as the Diggers, excavated a classic trench system at Boesinghe, discovering many artifacts as well as remains of the Fallen. One section has been preserved. Boesinghe is a canal village and the opposing sides continually bombarded each other across the wide Yser canal. In the opening phases of the Second battle of Ypres, the Germans used gas ; despite this, the British flank held. Late in the summer of 1917 the Allies laun.

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