A Storm in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston Groom's gripping history of the four-year battle for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of World War I that would forever change the way the world fought - and thought about - war. This is Groom's account of what would become the most dreaded place on Earth.
In 1914, Germany launched an invasion of France through neutral Belgium - and brought the wrath of the world upon itself. Ypres became a place of horror, heroism, and terrifying new tactics and technologies: poison gas, tanks, mines, air strikes, and the unspeakable misery of trench warfare. Drawing on the journals of the men and women who were there, Winston Groom has penned a breathtaking drama of politics, strategy, and the human heart.
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Great book poorly read
The written version deserves to be read. The spoken version is not worth the cost.
Mr Baker clearly has no idea how to pronounce many of the locations and persons involved in the book.
- T. Smith
A very interesting story well researched
In the genre of history it was about average.
Not one moment stands out; it was overall enjoyable.
There weren't a lot of characters, so not really a relevant question.
No. History needs to be taken in small doses.
I enjoyed this book and learned a lot about WWI that I didn't know.
- Tally D Lykins