East Anglia Books

111105 - FLANDERS THEN AND NOW: Ypres Salient and Passchendaele


By John Giles

This third, much revised and retitled edition of John Giles' original Ypres Salient book was specially published by After the Battle to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. In it he recreates, by means of contemporary photographs juxtaposed with others taken by him over a number of years (including aerial pictures), plus eyewitness accounts and narrative, the atmosphere, past and present, of that once infamous salient. The end result is a moving tribute to the men who fought with great courage and tenacity in the horrendous conditions that prevailed in Flanders during what was known as the Great War. To them 'Wipers' was more than just a foreign city — it was a way of life and, for so very many, a way of death.


Format Hardback, landscape format
Pages 208
Publication Date Available

336 illustrations

Width (mm) 280
Height (mm) 215
Dust Jacket Yes


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