Held to be the best written of all the official histories of operations on the Western Front begins with a review of the allied prospects for 1917 as discussed at the Chantilly Conference and then covers the first five months of 1917: the operations on the Ancre in Jan/Feb, the German withdrawal and the British Arras Offensive April – May 1917 Vimy, the battles of the Scarpe (3), of Bullecourt (2), and of Arleux.
France and Belgium 1917. Vol I. The German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line and the Battle of Arras. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR.
New Edition with all Maps Reproduced in Full Colour.
The Official History of the Great War was the grandest official history ever produced in Britain. Its purpose was to provide “within reasonable compass an authoritative account, suitable for general readers and for students at military schools.”
Due to the number of full-colour maps bound in each volume previous attempts to reprint this valuable reference ether floundered, or were produced with the maps in monochrome.
At last the acclaimed work of the official cartographers who had ninety thousand maps at their command can be examined as they intended in full colour.