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Combat 25. Canadian Corps Soldier vs Royal Bavarian Soldier. Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele 1917. pb

  • Canadian Corps Soldier vs Royal Bavarian Soldier. Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele 1917. Combat 25.
  • Author: Stephen Bull
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback. 2017

In 1917 the soldiers of the Canadian Corps would prove themselves the equal of any fighting on the Western Front, while on the other side of the wire, the men of the Royal Bavarian Army won a distinguished reputation in combat. Employing the latest weapons and pioneering tactics, these two forces would clash in three notable encounters: the Canadian storming of Vimy Ridge, the back-and-forth engagement at Fresnoy and at the sodden, bloody battle of Passchendaele.

Featuring carefully chosen archive photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this study assesses these three hard-fought battles in 1917 on the Western Front, and offers a new take on the evolving nature of infantry combat in World War I.

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