A Ridge Too Far?: Reconsidering the Battle of Passchendaele

with Nick Lloyd
Sunday
12:00 - 13:00
York
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

2017 is the centenary of one of the most notorious battles of the First World War: the Third Battle of Ypres - more commonly known as Passchendaele - which has come to symbolize the horror and futility of the Western Front. But what is the truth behind the legends of mud and blood and stupidity? This talk will re-examine this infamous battle and separate myth from reality.

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Nick Lloyd is reader in military and imperial history at King's College London based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in Shrivenham, Wiltshire.

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