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Walking Arras



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Walking Arras marks the final volume in a trilogy of walking books abot the British sector of the Western Front. Paul Reed once more takes us over paths trodden by men who were asked to make a huge - and, for all too many, the ultimate sacrifice. The Battle of Arras falss between Somme and Third Ypres; it marked the first British attempt to satorm the Hindenburg Line defences, and the first use of lessons learned from the events of 1916. But it remains a forgotten part of the Western Front. It also remains one of the great killing battles of the Great War, with such a high fatal casualty rate that a soldier's chances of surviving Arras were much slimmer than even the Somme or Passchendaele. Most soldires who served in the Great War erved at Arras at some point; it was a name very much in the consciousness of the survivors of the Great War. Ninety years later, while there has been development at Arras, it is still an impressive battlefield and one worthy of the attention of any Great War enthusiast. This book will give a lead in seeing the ground connected with the fighting in 1917. Making a slight departure from the style f the previous two walking books, the chapters look at the historical background of an area and then separately describe a walk; with supplementary notes about the associated cemeteries in that region. SELLING POINTS Completes the trilogy of walking books about the British sector of the Western Front. Paul Reed brings to bear his formidable talents as a battlefield guide to ensure that the men of the Battle of Arras are not forgotten. Illustrated

Product code: 9781844156191

ISBN 9781844156191
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 240
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW134