1 Gestation; 2 Messines; 3 Plans and Preparations; 4 Pilckem Ridge, 31 July 1917; 5 August Despair; 6 Footsloggers; 7 Gunners; 8 Bite and Hold; 9 Journey's End; 10 Epilogue; Notes to the text; Sources; Index
Reissued to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the start of the battle The drama and horror of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War Features previously unpublished testimonies from the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum 'There have been many descriptions of the horrors of the Third Battle of Ypres ... but few of them have painted as vivid and detailed a picture of what it was like for those who fought in it as this book by Nigel Steel and Peter Hart' Field Marshal Lord Carver, TLS 'Steel and Hart offer fresh insights into the battle ... Into one engrossing narrativr they blend shrewd strategic analysis with frontline accounts' Correlli Barnett, BBC HISTORY
Nigel Steel and Peter Hart are both historians at the Imperial War Museum in London. They have collaborated on two previous titles, on Gallipoli and the war in the air. Peter Hart was born in 1955. He went to Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive.