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5.0 out of 5 stars Neuve Chapelle-The first failed British offensive., 22 July 2001
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Neuve Chapelle is one of the few Western Front battles where the compact geographical area in which it was fought can still be clearly and easily seen. This book shows with great clarity all of the places and features in the battlefield and you can follow the movements of the various units very easily. You can walk the battlefield in around 2-3 hours and with this book, some preparation reading and your 1915 imagination, you can fully understand the failures and frustrations of the amazing men who fought there. The layout of the roads is virtually as they were in 1915. Compare them with the ariel photographs. Stand at the site of the Layes Bridge or Nameless Cottage redoubts and understand why the advance stalled. Follow the trench lines and see why even a 3 ft rise in the ground could be so vital. A great book for anybody wanting to put Neuve Chapelle into context.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, 7 Sep 2013
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explains the battle, the build up and the serious mistakes made, only problem with reading on a Kindle is that the illustrations are too small, have particular interest as Grandad was there with the 2nd batt The Rifle Brigade, he survived this to go on to the the battle of Roug Bancs on the 9th May 1915 where he got part of his hand blown off after throwing back three German bombs, the fourth got him, he was awarded the DCM for this act of valour, there were so many brave acts in this war, most would have got VC's nowdays
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD READ, 25 Sep 2013
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I have found this book well written, with a lot of interesting maps and photographs.
MR Bridger has certainly done his research on this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable battlefield guide., 11 Jun 2014
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Again, I have no criticism of the text. My very slight but nevertheless significant, concern is the difficulty of following maps in this format,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and interesting book but a great pity that the maps could not be enlarged on my computer, 19 Mar 2014
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Useful and interesting book but a great pity that the maps could not be enlarged on my computer the lack of a facility for enlarging the detail detracts from the usefulness of the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money, 29 Dec 2013
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Buy this book on Kindle, at 99p you would be silly not to as it is an excellent account of an early battle during the Great War. I know the area and it covers the main points and places very well indeed; and the involvement of those valiant, but forgotten by many, men from British India - modern Pakistan and India - who sacrificed so much to earn their 'salt' - pay as soldiers.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 4 April 2013
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Informative with helpful maps and useful photos and illustrations. I plan to visit the village later in the year, and shall be taking this with me as a field guide. Superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Battle of Neuve Chapelle, 23 July 2013
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This battle claimed the life of my grandfather and this is the first account of this horrendous battle I found. Very informative
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 28 July 2014
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Very good description of the battles and conditions.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well written book that has both considerations in regard to the protagonist and very informative maps, 5 Oct 2013
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That would help anyone going over old ground and exploring the area for information and directions which would be very helpful
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