Groom, Winston -
Title A Storm in Flanders - The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918.
Binding Hard cover, cloth/board
Book Condition As new;
Jacket Condition Dj as new under mylar protection;
Edition 1st Editon;
Size 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches;
Publisher US; Atlantic Monthly Press; 2002;
Seller ID 300223
8vo - 276 pages, ep maps, maps, photos, great detail. Full title - A Storm in Flanders - The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 - Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front. History of the four-year battle of Ypres. As the engagement degenerated into relentless attrition, the salient became a gigantic corpse factory where hundreds of thousands of men - including Americans - died for gains that were measured in mere yards. To break the stalemate, the high commands on both sides over the years debuted and refined some of history's most terrifying weapons and tactics: poison gas, flamethrowers, tanks, stupendous underground mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare.