YPRES: THE HOLY GROUND OF BRITISH ARMS

£9.99

An important early Great War guidebook, written by a man who played a critical role in the Ypres we see today. Henry Beckles Willson was a fierce opponent of the rebuilding of Ypres, feeling that the horrific losses sustained there by the British Army meant that it should always remain a memorial. As Town Major of Ypres, he was instrumental in the development of Ypres as the focal point of Remembrance; he was also pivotal in the creation of the Ypres League.