Tag Archives: Trench warfare

Passchendaele: The Forgotten Last Act

With the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres (31 July-10 November 1917), popularly known as ‘Passchendaele’, imminent, most people remain unaware that the last attack of the controversial campaign actually occurred on 2 December 1917. Launched on the orders … Continue reading

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Great War: The Battle of Arras – the Overlooked Campaign

By Jim Smithson Having spent many years visiting the Great War battlefields and being fascinated by the subject, I was always puzzled by the apparent lack of material on the Battle of Arras in April and May 1917.  Whilst still … Continue reading

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Stefanie Linden: They Called It Shell Shock. Combat Stress in the First World War

About one year ago I was honoured to receive the Edmonds Prize for my book proposal on shell shock (full story here). Now I am very pleased to see the final product – They Called It Shell Shock – appear … Continue reading

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