⊏ Hardcover ᥢ Vimy Ridge ⊲ By Alexander McKee ⋄

⊏ Hardcover ᥢ Vimy Ridge  ⊲ By Alexander McKee ⋄ ⊏ Hardcover ᥢ Vimy Ridge ⊲ By Alexander McKee ⋄ A vivid, sometimes harrowing, always intensely exciting picture of the capture of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 the day on which Canadas regiments became an army Manchester Evening NewsTo the French, Vimy Ridge was bloody slaughter.To the British it was stalemate.But to the Canadians it was their finest hour.In April 1917, the Canadian Corps seized Vimy Ridge With losses of than 10,000 killed and wounded, victory was bittersweet The battle remains a defining part of Canadas history and was widely celebrated at home, but the sacrifice for those on the front line meant something different The Battle of Vimy Ridge began with a roar of 983 heavy guns, howitzers and mortars at 5.30 AM in the chilly dark of Easter Monday 1917 Six full days later the Canadian Corps had won four VCs and achieved one of Canadas most spectacular military triumphs, gaining ground and capturing prisoners than any previous British offensive on the Western Front, at a cost of over ten thousand casualties.New allies were formed and enemies offered temporary reprieve Based on eyewitness accounts, Vimy Ridge is a chilling and highly personal recollection of life during the war Drawing on experiences in the trenches, ill advised leadership and the true cost of First World War losses, McKees study is an invaluable reconstruction of both sides of the war

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Because so much of this book is first person reminiscence by front line soldiers, it gives an exceptionally vivid and valuable picture of the obscenity of trench warfare Alexander McKee avoids sensationalism and heroics and lets the facts speak for themselves His own remarks are shrewd and the veterans stories are often very moving and revealing Tribune A vivid, sometimes harrowing, always intensely exciting picture of the capture of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 the day on which Canadas regiments became an army Manchester Evening NewsAn excellent study written with powerful moral conviction Kirkus ReviewsAlexander McKee was selling aviation articles to flying magazines by the age of eighteen During the Second World War he wrote for a succession of army newspapers and later became a writer producer for the British Forces Network Since 1956 he has been researching and writing books on all branches of naval, military and aviation history He instigated the excavation of the Tudor ship Mary Rose in the seabed off Portsmouth, which he describes in King Henry VIIIs Mary Rose In all he has written nineteen books. 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    • Hardcover
    • 192 pages
    • Vimy Ridge
    • Alexander McKee
    • English
    • 2016-07-22T19:41+03:00