Book: Storm in Flanders, A in English
Title: Storm in Flanders, A
Author: Groom, WinstonPublisher: Cassell, 2004
Availability: 2-3 weeks
The battles around Ypres in the First World War became the greatest struggle of attrition in history. Tantalising hopes of breakthrough were raised from time to time, only to flounder in mud and fire. Vietnam veteran Winston Groom`s brilliant new account of the campaign switches seamlessly between the generals` headquarters, the politicians` councils and - above all - the hell of the trenches. We see the campaign through their eyes and the experience of both the British and the Germans, generals, officers and ordinary soldiers. The Storm in Flanders is a powerful new history that combines the drama of high politics and strategy with unsparing accounts of frontline combat.