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Ypres

Author: Mark Connelly; Stefan Goebel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Series: Great battles (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1914, Ypres was a sleepy Belgian city admired for its magnificent Gothic architecture. The arrival of the rival armies in October 1914 transformed it into a place known throughout the world, each of the combatants associating the place with it its own particular palette of values and imagery. It is now at the heart of First World War battlefield tourism, with much of its economy devoted to serving the interests  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Connelly; Stefan Goebel
ISBN: 9780198713371 0198713371
OCLC Number: 1081319369
Description: xxviii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Ypres in HistoryPrologue: The Salient Facts1: Ypres before Ypres, 1900-19132: Ypres during Ypres, 1914-19183: The New Battle for Ypres, 1919-19274: The New Battles for Langemarck, 1928-19445: Ieper in Peace, 1944-2014Conclusion: Wipers at the CentenaryNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Great battles (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel.

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The story of Ypres, the series of devastating battles at the heart of Britain and her Empire's experience of the First World War: how they were fought, how they have been remembered, and what they  Read more...

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