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Author Baker, Chris (Christopher Frank)

Title The battle for Flanders : German defeat on the Lys, 1918 / Chris Baker.

Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.434 BAKE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-207) and index.
Contents The road to Lys -- The Lys sector and preparations for battle -- The first day -- The German attack develops -- 'There is no wall' -- 'La bataille d'Hazebrouck est finie' -- 'Tannenberg' -- The death of 'Georgette' -- Kemmelberg -- Retrospective.
Summary "The Battle of the Lys, fought in April 1918, was critical for the Allies and for Germany. The outcome of the Great War hung in the balance. After the successful German offensive on the Somme, their breakthrough on the Lys threatened Ypres and the British hold on Flanders and brought them close to victory on the Western Front. The Allied line was broken -- it was only saved by improvisation and great gallantry -- and the German onslaught tested Allied cooperation under the newly appointed Generalissimo Ferdinand Foch to the limit ... Chris Baker shows ... the declining force of the German attack revealed deficiencies in material, organization and morale that led to their ultimate defeat"--Dust jacket.
Subject Great Britain. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
Germany. Heer -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
Lys, Battle of the, 1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Portuguese.
ISBN 9781848842984 (hbk.)
1848842988 (hbk.)