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Passchendaele : Canada's triumph and tragedy on the fields of Flanders : an illustrated history

Author: Norman Leach
Publisher: Regina : Coteau Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Always remember ... When the Canadians were called to the front line in the fall of 1917, the battle for Flanders had become a stalemate. Repeated assaults by Allied armies had gained nothing while costing tens of thusands of lives. Sixteen days later, the Canadians had accomplished what many had believed to be impossible. They had prevailed, and written a defining chapter of the nation's history with their courage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Leach
ISBN: 9781550503999 1550503995
OCLC Number: 230209060
Description: 47 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, map ; 24 x 27 cm
Contents: Foreword ; October 10, 1917 ; War in Europe ; Training for the Western Front ; More Training in England ; Worry on the Western Front ; Canadian Innovation on the Western Front ; The Canadians Prove Their Valour ; The Third Battle of Ypres Begins ; The Canadians Prepare to Storm Passchendaele ; October 25, 1917 ; October 26, 1917 ; October 27-29, 1917 ; October 30-November 5, 1917 ; Valour in the Face of the Enemy ; November 6, 1917 ; November 10, 1917 ; Failure Amid Victory ; Canada's Last 100 Days ; Passchendaele in History ; Canada's Route of Remembrance ; The Story Continues.
Responsibility: Norman Leach ; foreword by Paul Gross.
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"Always remember ... When the Canadians were called to the front line in the fall of 1917, the battle for Flanders had become a stalemate. Repeated assaults by Allied armies had gained nothing while costing tens of thusands of lives. Sixteen days later, the Canadians had accomplished what many had believed to be impossible. They had prevailed, and written a defining chapter of the nation's history with their courage and their blood ... this thoroughly illustrated, readily accessible account of the Battle of Passchendaele tells the story of Canada's trumph and tragedy in the War to End All Wars. It is a story we must always remember. . . Never Forget."

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