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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 20/06/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781844139385