‘The Campaign of the Mud’: Third Ypres 1917

  • Andrew Suttie


Lloyd George’s chapters on the Third Battle of Ypres1 or Passchendaele are the centrepiece of his indictment of the British generals of the Great War, in particular Haig and Robertson.2 Passchendaele for Lloyd George was one of the greatest follies of the war, and the importance he placed on these chapters may be gauged by the fact that they were published for greater impact as a separate pamphlet. They contain the most bitter and passionate denunciation of Haig and his strategy to be found in the War Memoirs.


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