The third volume covers the battles in Flanders against the Belgians, French and British over a twenty-three month period. Written using primary and secondary sources, it covers all the engagements. The major part of the book covers the FlandernSchlacht of July to November 1917; a battle viewed by the Germans as harder fought and more costly than the Somme, Arras and Verdun. Each phase and aspect of the period is detailed from the German point of view.
The book is arranged in four sections: detailed and informative text; some 250 photos (that are interspersed into the text with captions); a chronological order of events in Flanders and a section on the German divisions that fought there. Where relevant material from the German home front is included and the illustrations, many of which have not been published before, also show how the towns and villages of the area have changed.
IMAGES OF WAR: GERMANS IN FLANDERS 1917-1918 Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Photographs of the Great War from the German side are unfamiliar to an English-speaking readership, but provide a fascinating portrait of the enemy on ‘the other side of the hill’. This volume, with a picture on every page, describes the increasingly desperate fortunes of the Germans in Flanders in the last two years of the war from Third Ypres (Passchendaele) in July 1917 to the final collapse and Armistice of November 1918.