Frightfulness in Retreat

By: Anonymous

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Book Condition: Very Good; Staplebound paperback; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated.


This pamphlet describes the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line (14 March - 5 April 1917) -- In March 1917, the German armies on the Somme carried out a strategic withdrawal known as Operation Alberich. They destroyed everything on the ground that they left: flattening villages, poisoning wells, cutting down trees, blowing craters on roads and crossroads, booby-trapping ruins and dugouts. The withdrawal was to an immensely powerful and shorter line, positioned to take every tactical advantage of ground. Includes translations of official French documents. This item was one of the many propaganda pieces distributed by the British government during World War I. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 76 pages

Title: Frightfulness in Retreat

Author Name: Anonymous

Categories: World War I,

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1917

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good; Staplebound paperback; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated.

Seller ID: 13596