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In the generally flat country of Artois Vimy Ridge stands out, making it clear why it was so fiercely fought over in the Great War. In this detailed study, Jack Sheldon traces the story of the battles for possession of the ridge from the Germans seizing it in October 1914 down to its recapture by the Canadian Corps in April 1917.This study employs a similar format to the author’s acclaimed The German Army on the Somme 1914 – 1916 and The German Army at Passchendaele. The greater part of the text is based on the words of the German participants themselves. Commentary and evidence from senior commanders are introduced as necessary. The aim once again has been to produce a work of popular history, which nevertheless provides an important authoritative contribution to the overall historiography of the Great War.

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