Passchendaele 1917 : landscape of war / Lee Ingelbreght.

Collection type Library
Author Ingelbreght, Lee, author.;
Call Number F 940.421 I46p
Document type Monograph
Year [2017] 2017.
Pagination 255 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 28 cm.
Publisher Lannoo,
Note Includes bibliographical references. In 1914 the area around Ypres was a verdant landscape thick with vegetation, formed and transformed both by nature and human intervention. Before the First World War began, the landscape had already been the setting for multiple battles and military manoeuvres, and was known as 'the Battlefield of Europe'. In Passchendaele 1917 Lee Ingelbrecht approaches the Great War and the Battle of Passchendaele from a unique angle. Why was the Westhoek such a popular place to fight wars, and what traces have all thos e military conflicts left on this landscape?
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Machine generated contents note: pt. I The landscape of 1914 -- Nature lays the foundations -- From ancient sea to ancient river -- One final transformation -- Vegetation gains ground -- Humans transform the landscape -- Nature becomes culture -- Farmers shape their environment -- Towards a `bocage landscape'' -- Landscape as abode -- Chateaux and country houses -- A centuries-old patchwork -- pt. II War and landscape -- The battlefield of Europe -- Squeezed between great powers -- A strategically importan t landscape -- Focus of a revolutionary war -- One hundred years of peace -- Battle in a bocage landscape -- Inescapable Ypres -- The battle begins -- Confrontations all along the line -- Stopping the German steamroller -- Fighting against a landscape -- The Forgotten Winter -- Battle for dominance -- Ypres in a pincer grip -- Fighting for the best place -- Entrenchment -- A second home -- Encampments -- Case study: Abschnitt Zonnebeke -- Military farming -- Contents note continued: Indispensable woods -- Relative peace at the front -- German construction -- Defence in depth -- A new landscape -- The Third Battle of Ypres -- Firm plans -- The Battle of Messines -- The Third Battle of Ypres -- Renewal of the o ffensive -- Ultimate objective, Passchendaele -- The last year of the war -- Britons on the defensive -- The Spring Offensive and the final advance -- Consequences on all fronts -- Tactics -- Infantry -- Machinery and materiel -- Shelter -- Transport -- C ommunication and orientation -- Body and mind -- pt. III The landscape survives -- A landscape is restored -- A conscious choice -- A new start -- Restoration of an agrarian landscape -- Scars in the landscape -- Indirect relics -- Traces of hostilities - - Silent witnesses -- The final witness -- A still changing landscape?.

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