The Battles of Arras: South

Bullecourt, Monchy-le-Preux, Wancourt and the Valley of the Scarpe

Jon Cooksey

The First World War battlefields to the south of Arras - including Battery Valley and Observation Ridge, Telegraph Hill, Monchy-le-Preux, Wancourt, and Bullecourt - are among the most famous and most visited sites on the Western Front, and this clearly written, highly illustrated guide is the ideal introduction to them.
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Contributor(s) :
Jerry Murland
Illustration :
100 black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526742391
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$26.95
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Overview
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The First World War battlefields to the south of Arras – including Battery Valley and Observation Ridge, Telegraph Hill, Monchy-le-Preux, Wancourt, and Bullecourt – are among the most famous and most visited sites on the Western Front, rivalled only by those around Ypres and the Somme, and this clearly written, highly illustrated guide is the ideal introduction to them.

Visitors can trace for themselves the course of each battle across the modern landscape and gain a fascinating insight into the nature of the fighting in the area – and the wider conflict across the Western Front – throughout the war. The book covers the key battles fought in the southern sector of the Arras front, including the 1917 battles fought at Battery Valley, Monchy-le-Preux, Wancourt and Bullecourt.

Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland have devised a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They record what happened, where it happened and why, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. Their guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the war on the Western Front.

About The Author
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Jon Cooksey is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars. He is the editor of Stand To!, the journal of the Western Front Association, and he is an experienced battlefield guide. His books include The Barnsley Pals, Calais, Harry’s War and, as editor, Blood and Iron.

REVIEWS
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"I’ve used many guides in the past and would count this one as being of the very highest order. The authors know their subject well and they have gone to quite extraordinary lengths to ensure that the superbly laid out information within the guide is supplemented by stories and observations which bring the text to life. The style of their presentation will do much to enhance the experience of those who choose to use this guide to inform their visit to an often-overlooked part of the Western Front."

- Phil Curme

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