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At Any Price - the Anzacs in the Battle of Messines 1917

At Any Price - the Anzacs in the Battle of Messines 1917
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The enemy must not get the Messines Ridge at any price … So read the orders to German troops defending the vital high ground south of Ypres. On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack with an opening like no other. In the largest secret operation of WWI, British and Commonwealth mining companies placed over a million pounds of explosive beneath the German front-line positions in 19 giant mines which erupted like a volcano. This was just the beginning.

The fighting at Messines would descend into unimaginable savagery, a lethal and sometimes hand-to-hand affair of bayonets, clubs, bombs and incessant machine-gun fire, described by one Australian as ‘72 hours of Hell’. After their string of bloody defeats over 1915 and 1916, Messines would prove the ultimate test for the Australians.

Published: 2017
Format: hardcover with dustjacket
Pages: 335
SKU SKU19029
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
Weight 0.85 kg
Author Craig Deayton
ISBN 9781925520514
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