Fatal Avenue : A Traveller's History of the Battlefields of Northern France and Flanders 1346-1945, Paperback Book

Fatal Avenue : A Traveller's History of the Battlefields of Northern France and Flanders 1346-1945 Paperback

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De Gaulle called it a 'fatal avenue' - that broad sweep of low-lying country stretching north-east of Paris.

Over the centuries, invading armies have swept back and forth over this bloody terrain, and the names of battles fought here read like a dictionary of military history - from Agincourt, Calais and Crecy to Verdun, Vimy and Ypres.

Fatal Avenue is both a history and a guide - a unique study of a region that has witnessed more bitter military conflict than any other area of its size on earth.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608 pages, 8 pp b/w plates; 9 intergrated maps
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781844139385

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