Len's Summary: Available on line from www.pen-and-sword.co.uk. This is one of several new and reprinted works brought out by Pen & Sword in time for the 90th anniversary of Third Ypres — Passchendeale. Other titles include Passchendaele: The Hollow Victory by Martin Marix Evans, Passchendaele in Perspective by Peter Liddle, and Passchendaele by Phillip Warner.
The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.