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Passchendaele : requiem for doomed youth, Paul Ham

Label
Passchendaele : requiem for doomed youth
Title
Passchendaele
Title remainder
requiem for doomed youth
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ham
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. What happened at Passchendaele was the expression of the wearing-down war, the war of pure attrition at its most spectacular and ferocious. This four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle. This book tells the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century. This book lays down a powerful challenge to the idea of war as an inevitable expression of the human will, and examines the culpability of governments and military commanders in a catastrophe that destroyed the best part of a generation
Summary
This book epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. What happened at Passchendaele was the expression of the wearing-down war, the war of pure attrition at its most spectacular and ferocious. This four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle. This book tells the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century. This book lays down a powerful challenge to the idea of war as an inevitable expression of the human will, and examines the culpability of governments and military commanders in a catastrophe that destroyed the best part of a generation
Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non Fiction, 2018.
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10603276
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ham, Paul
Dewey number
940.431
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Freile, Alicia
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True
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  • Ypres, 3rd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1917
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Youth and war
  • War
Target audience
adult
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requiem for doomed youth
Label
Passchendaele : requiem for doomed youth, Paul Ham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A William Heinemann book" - publication details
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057598629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781864711448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951778380
Label
Passchendaele : requiem for doomed youth, Paul Ham
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A William Heinemann book" - publication details
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-542) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057598629
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781864711448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951778380

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