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  • Author:
    Ian Passingham
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    0750934646
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    978-0750934640
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    Sutton Publishing (September 27, 2004)
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    280 pages
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Messines Ridge: Messines - Wystchaete - St Eloi (Battleground Europe)

Messines Ridge: Messines - Wystchaete - St Eloi (Battleground Europe). The Last Voices of WWI - A Generation Lost. Ian Passingham was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Keele University, serving in the British Army for 18 years before leaving as a major to pursue a career as a professional historian and defence analyst.

At the start of the Battle of Messines (7–14 June 1917) during the First World War, a series of underground explosive charges were detonated by the British Army beneath German lines near the village of Mesen.

At the start of the Battle of Messines (7–14 June 1917) during the First World War, a series of underground explosive charges were detonated by the British Army beneath German lines near the village of Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English), in Belgian West Flanders. The mines, secretly planted by British tunnelling units, created 19 large craters and are estimated to have killed approximately 10,000 German soldiers.

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Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, 1917. Gentleman, we may not make history tomorrow, but we shall certainly change the geography. So why is its name not as familiar as the Somme, Passchendaele or Verdun? This book examines the battle for the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge from the British, ANZAC and German perspectives. Illustrated with archive photographs and maps, it is a major contribution to our understanding of one of the seminal battles of the First World War. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

This book examines the battle for the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge from the British, ANZAC and German perspectives.

On June 7the 1917, General Sir Herbert Plumer's Second Army smashed the impregnable German defences along the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge in an assault where technology and innovative thinking were combined to produce an extraordinary success. Until 1918, Messines was the only clear-cut Allied victory on the Western Front.

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Gentleman, we may not make history tomorrow, but we shall certainly change the geography. So said General Plumer the day before 600 tons of explosives were detonated under the German position on Messines Ridge

Gentleman, we may not make history tomorrow, but we shall certainly change the geography. So said General Plumer the day before 600 tons of explosives were detonated under the German position on Messines Ridge. The explosion was heard by Lloyd George in Downing Street, and as far away as Dublin. Until 1918, Messines was the only clear cut Allied victory on the Western Front, coming at a time when Britain and her allies needed it most: boosting Allied morale and shattering that of the Germans.

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This book examines the battle for the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge from the British, ANZAC and German perspectives. It reassesses the reasons for Plumer's success, the implications of Haig's failure to exploit that success, and finally, the legacy of the battle.

Bodwyn
The Battle of Messines Ridge tends to be overshadowed by the Third Battle of Ypres as it was a preliminary, but crucial operation leading up to the "great battle" in August. Consequently, this is one of the few resources available which examines the momentous battle for the high ground held by the Germans. No less than 19 tunnels were excavated under the German positions, packed with explosives, and set off with a "thunderclap of doom" according to RFC pilot Arthur Gould Lee. Pillars of fire were observed by the infantry preparatory to the bombardment and advance. Ian Passingham does an excellent job illuminating the great success of June 7, 1917 as well as preparations and the aftermath of this combined feat of arms, a first finally achieved by British forces after a steep learning curve. Plenty of photos, maps and diagrams support the text. I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in World War One battles!
JoJolar
This is an excellent work & is described by maps, pictures, & diagrams. This work covers the preparations by Gen. Plummer for a major attack on Messines Ridge. This works describes what went right & how detailed the planning & then comes the attack itself which was followed by the aftermath. This work is a learning tool & not just a narrative. This explains what Plummer meant by his concept of "bite & hold".