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The name Passchendaele has come to symbolise the Great War for many. The main battle commenced on 31st July 1917 and continued until 10th November 1917, during which time some 500,000 men were killed or wounded. It has become synonymous with the carnage and perceived futility of the Great War. Nick Lloyd, Reader in Military & Imperial History, King’s College London, has unearthed new material from archives, libraries and other sources from across Europe. Published on the eve of Passchendaele’s 100th anniversary, the book has been described as ‘harrowing but necessary’ (The Guardian).
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