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Title: Death of an Army.
Description: New York, William Morrow. 1968, First American Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 195 pp, 8vo (812" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, some small areas of slight discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has several edge tears; wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light browning to spine, top edge, spine and flap-folds; small area of surface paper loss on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good -/Good-.

Keywords: British Expeditionary Force, German Army, Battle of Ypres, Calais, Cavalry, Royal Artillery, Engineers, Regiments, Polygon Wood, Schlieffen, Menin, Joffre, Haig, Falkenhayn, Allenby, Albrecht, Aisne River, Arras, Austria-Hungary, Von Beseler, Bixschoote,

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 29084

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