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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press; First Edition edition (Aug. 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554887283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554887286
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.7 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 762 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #349,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Cassars account is nonetheless extremely detailed and provides excellent insight into an otherwise confusing battle that was shrouded in poison gas."



On 22 April 1915, the men of the 1st Canadian Division faced chlorine gas, a new lethal weapon against which they had no defence. In defiance of a particularly horrible death, or, at the very least, severe lung injury, these untested Canadians fought almost continuously for four days, often hand-to-hand, as they clung stubbornly against overwhelming odds to a vital part of the Allied line after the French units on their left fled in panic. By doing so, they saved 50,000 troops in the Ypres salient from almost certain destruction, and, in addition, prevented the momentum of the war from tipping in favour of the Germans.

In this new, deeply researched account, the distinguished military historian George H. Cassar skillfully blends into the history of the battle the graphic and moving words of the men on the front line. Illustrated with outstanding photographs and numerous maps, and drawing from diaries, letters, and documents from every level of planning, Hell in Flanders Fields is an authoritative, gripping drama of politics, strategy, and human courage.

About the Author

George H. Cassar, who obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University, is a leading authority on the First World War. He has written many books on the subject, including Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914-1916, and Lloyd George at War, 1916-1918. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David on Dec 14 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book could have been a good read. Lots of interesting information and details about an important battle and a significant time in the emergence of Canada as a nation. However, I found it excruciatingly difficult to read this book when page after page had spelling mistakes, typos, and grammatical errors. I am an avid reader of non-fiction in general and of the first world war in particular, but I would find it hard to recommend this book. A frustrating read.
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Hell in Flanders Fields: Canadians at the Second Battle of Ypres Jan. 10 2013
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Excellenr writing of the Canadian soldiers in the Second Battle of Ypres. I
am a student and writing articles on the Canadians who fought a great battle
and survived the gas that killed or permanently injured so many soldiers.


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