A very readable account,
This review is from: Pillars of Fire: The Battle Of Messines Ridge June 1917 (Paperback)
Being comparatively new to the field of WWI study, I had little idea of what to expect from this book, save that it came well-recommended.
It did not disappoint at all. It is a remarkably readable account of the many months that led up to, and the few hours that actually became the Battle of Messines.
Not only is the narrative well-told and very engaging, but there is a large amount of detail and statistical evidence to support the story.
If are going to visit the battle sites, this book will prepare you more than adequately to find and understand the geography of the area and then to understand how the battle was planned and executed.
A most excellent read.
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