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From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917   By: (1877-1962)

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FROM BAPAUME TO PASSCHENDAELE

FROM BAPAUME TO PASSCHENDAELE

1917

BY

PHILIP GIBBS

AUTHOR OF

"THE BATTLES OF THE SOMME," "THE SOUL OF THE WAR," ETC.

WITH MAPS

TORONTO

WILLIAM BRIGGS

1918

PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY THE COMPLETE PRESS WEST NORWOOD ENGLAND

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION 1

PART I RETREAT FROM THE SOMME

I. A NEW YEAR OF WAR 23 II. AN ATTACK NEAR LE TRANSLOY 28 III. THE ABANDONMENT OF GRANDCOURT 31 IV. THE GORDONS IN THE BUTTE DE WARLENCOURT 33 V. THE BATTLE OF BOOM RAVINE 36 VI. THE ENEMY WITHDRAWS 38 VII. OUR ENTRY INTO GOMMECOURT 39 VIII. WHY THE ENEMY WITHDREW 44 IX. THE AUSTRALIANS ENTER BAPAUME 49 X. THE RESCUE OF PÉRONNE 55

PART II ON THE TRAIL OF THE ENEMY

I. THE MAKING OF NO MAN'S LAND 60 II. THE LETTER OF THE LAW 63 III. THE ABANDONED COUNTRY 66 IV. THE CURÉ OF VOYENNES 70 V. THE CHÂTEAU OF LIANCOURT 73 VI. THE OLD WOMEN OF TINCOURT 77 VII. THE AGONY OF WAR 79 VIII. CAVALRY IN ACTION 83

PART III THE BATTLE OF ARRAS

I. ARRAS AND THE VIMY RIDGE 87 II. LONDONERS THROUGH THE GERMAN LINES 96 III. THE STRUGGLE ROUND MONCHY 99 IV. THE OTHER SIDE OF VIMY 108 V. THE WAY TO LENS 113 VI. THE SLAUGHTER AT LAGNICOURT 124 VII. THE TERRORS OF THE SCARPE 125 VIII. THE BACKGROUND OF BATTLE 133 IX. HOW THE SCOTS TOOK GUÉMAPPE 137 X. THE OPPY LINE 139 XI. THE BATTLE OF MAY 3 142 XII. FIELDS OF GOLD 148

PART IV THE BATTLE OF MESSINES

I. WYTSCHAETE AND MESSINES 152 II. THE SPIRIT OF VICTORY 159 III. AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE 164 IV. THE EFFECT OF THE BLOW 172 V. LOOKING BACKWARD 176 VI. THE AUSTRALIANS AT MESSINES 180 VII. A BATTLE IN A THUNDER STORM 183 VIII. THE TRAGEDY AT LOMBARTZYDE 186 IX. THE STRUGGLE FOR HELL WOOD 190

PART V THE BATTLES OF FLANDERS AND THE CANADIANS AT LENS

I. BREAKING THE SALIENT 195 II. FROM PILKEM RIDGE TO HOLLEBEKE 201 III. THE BEGINNING OF THE RAINS 206 IV. PILL BOXES AND MACHINE GUNS 211 V. THE SONG OF THE COCKCHAFERS 221 VI. WOODS OF ILL FAME 226 VII. THE BATTLE OF LANGEMARCK 230 VIII. CAPTURE OF HILL SEVENTY 234 IX. LONDONERS IN GLENCORSE WOOD 242 X. SOMERSETS AT LANGEMARCK 246 XI. THE IRISH IN THE SWAMPS 251 XII. THE WAY THROUGH GLENCORSE WOOD 255 XIII. THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE OF LENS 261 XIV. THE AGONY OF ARMENTIÈRES 269 XV. THE BATTLE OF MENIN ROAD 274 XVI. THE WAY TO PASSCHENDAELE 294 XVII. THE BATTLE OF POLYGON WOOD 298 XVIII. ABRAHAM HEIGHTS AND BEYOND 308 XIX. SCENES OF BATTLE 321 XX. THE SLOUGH OF DESPOND 329 XXI. THE ASSAULTS ON PASSCHENDAELE 339 XXII. ROUND POELCAPPELLE 343 XXIII. THE CANADIANS COME NORTH 356 XXIV. LONDON MEN AND ARTISTS 372 XXV. THE CAPTURE OF PASSCHENDAELE 376

FROM BAPAUME TO PASSCHENDAELE

INTRODUCTION

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