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Ypres

The First Battle 1914, 1st Edition

By Ian Beckett

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320 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Maps

Illustrations

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. The Belgian option and the race to the sea

2. Four armies in Flanders Fields

3. Advance to contact

4. Kindermord

5. The South

6. Army Group Fabeck

7. Nonnebosschen

Conclusion: The immortal salient

Appendix: Orders of battle

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Professor Ian Beckett is an internationally known specialist on the Great War, his publications including acclaimed titles such as The Great War, 1914-1918 (2001), The First World War: The Essential Guide to Sources in the UK National Archives (2003) and (co-edited with Keith Simpson) A Nation in Arms: A Social Study of the British Army in the First World War (1985). Ian Beckett is Professor History at the Universityof Northampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Chairman of the Army Records Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General
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HISTORY / Europe / General
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HISTORY / Europe / France
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HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
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HISTORY / Military / World War I
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HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century