More than any other battle, Passchendaele illustrates the horror and the futility that characterized the First World War. It was fought in a sea of mud where men attacked in unfathomable conditions for reasons which are difficult to grasp. Throughout the three and one-half months of the battle, the soldiers of the British Empire struggled as much against the thick, waist-deep mud as they did against the determined German defenders.
* If download links doesn't work. Please write a comment.Slaughter in the mud: The Canadians at Passchendaele, 1917 (Access to History No. 4) Download via usenet