The Battle for Flanders

German Defeat on the Lys 1918

Chris Baker

 
Date Published :
July 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848842984
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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The Battle of the Lys, fought in April 1918, was critical for the Allies and for Germany. The outcome of the Great War hung in the balance. After the successful German offensive on the Somme, their breakthrough on the Lys threatened Ypres and the British hold on Flanders and brought them close to victory on the Western Front. The Allied line was broken – it was only saved by improvisation and great gallantry - and the German onslaught tested Allied cooperation under the newly appointed Generalissimo Ferdinand Foch to the limit. Yet, as Chris Baker shows in this compelling account, the declining force of the German attack revealed deficiencies in material, organization and morale that led to their ultimate defeat.

About The Author
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Since 2003 the author has been photographing the Deep Sky, initially from his home in the UK but since 2012 from his observatory atop a mountain in Spain. Here the air is clear, the surroundings dark and the skies mostly clear. This enables Chris to photograph deep into space, capturing the beauty of such things as star forming regions and distant galaxies.Chris has established a reputation as a leading astro photographer receiving awards, with his photographs and articles being published in numerous magazines.In 2015 Chris made his images available as limited edition wall art, known as ‘Galaxy on Glass’. This successful art business has attracted customers from all over the World, allowing others to enjoy these sensational images in their own homes and offices.For more information visit www.cosmologychris.co.uk or www.facebook.com/galaxyonglass

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