Oppy Wood

David Bilton

 
Date Published :
March 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Battleground Europe
Illustration :
120 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844152483
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.75 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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This latest book in the Battleground Europe series describes the battles over several years, and in particular 1917 and 1918, for a wood and small village. The Germans stubbornly refused to retreat as the area held a key position in their defense of Arras.

In the bitter fighting, thousands of young men mainly from East Yorkshire (Hull) and East Lancashire were sacrificed.

About The Author
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David Bilton is a retired teacher who spends his time looking after his family, working as a University lecturer and researching the Great War. He is the prolific author of numerous books about the British Army, the Home Front and the German Army. His first book, The Hull Pals, became the BBC 2 series The Trench. Since he started writing he has contributed to many television and radio programmes. His interest in the Great War was ignited by his grandfather's refusal to talk about his experiences in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

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