Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9781908487995 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Ypres, 1914

An Official Account Published by Order of the German General Staff

War Office

Ypres, 1914

War Office

Distributed for Firestep

164 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9781908487995 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
The small Belgian town of Ypres stood directly in the path of the German Army’s march to Paris at the beginning of World War I. Unfortunately, in no time at all, the town was obliterated and the surrounding fields soon played host to several of the war’s bloodiest battles. Originally written by order of the German General Staff, Ypres, 1914 offers a German perspective of this early stage of the war, before the savagery of modern warfare eventually overtook everyone. It provides a unique opportunity to look inside the mind of the Germany Army at the beginning of the conflict, as well as a potential alternative to the existing narrative about those early months on Flanders fields.
Contents
Introduction
German Preface
Preliminary Remarks
The Theater of Operation
The Advance of the Fourth Army
The Operations of the Fourth Army, 20th-31st October 1914
The Attempt to Break Through South of Ypres
The Operations of the Fourth Army from the End of October to the 9th November 1914
The Last Phase
Conclusion

Appendix
Order of Battle of the Fourth Army
Oder of Battle of the Army Group Fabeck
Order of Battle of the Group Gerok
Order of Battle of the Army Group Linsingen 
Index
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