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Ypres: The First Battle 1914 Paperback – 27 Jul 2006

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (27 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405836202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405836203
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Thorough and scholarly'

Professor Sir Michael Howard in Times Literary Supplement


A first rate work by one of the leading specialists on the First World War'

Professor Jeremy Black in History


'Should become the standard scholarly account of First Ypres'

Dr Nik Gardner in Journal of Military History     


'A valuable addition to the growing library of scholarly studies of the British Army's experience on the Western Front'

Professor Peter Simkins in English Historical Review


'The scholarship of the work is massively apparent on every page'                                     

Society of Friends of the National Army Museum Newsletter


'Gripping, pulse-quickening detail'

Worcester Evening News


The battle for Ypres in October and November 1914 represented the last opportunity for open, mobile warfare on the Western Front. In the first study of First Ypres for almost 40 years, Ian Beckett draws on a wide range of sources never previously used to reappraise the conduct of the battle, its significance and its legacy.

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