An account of the battle of the third battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele as it became known, after the Belgium village which saw the most intense fighting of the battle and where thousands of men still rest at Tyne Cot Cemetery.
The history is brought to life with accounts of the men who fought there, with original documents, newspapers and maps woven into the text to add more contemoprary opinion.
The author put out requests on social media for families to submit their stories, and reached out to relatives of over 100 men remembered in commemorations. Their histories appear in here.
Penelope Burton is a historian with over 15 years experience working with military and battlefield history.