BEFORE ENDEAVORS FADE: UPDATED EDITION 2006
Rose E.B. Coombs, MBE
"An excellent and painstakingly well researched record that will be a book of reference as long as interest in this devastating war continues." -SOLDIER
Across the fields of Flanders, over the valley of the Somme and down the line to the Argonne: all the major battlefields of the first World War are criss-crossed in this book. In both the rear areas and up at the front, every significant feature is described in a background history full of detail and information. Photos show fields and woods that were fought over, pill-boxes moldering in the undergrowth, memorials and cemeteries in their now peaceful setting. In aerial photographs, the zig-zag of trenches, and the pockmarks of shells can still be seen after decades of plowing. A standard work of its kind, this book combines the years of knowledge of its author, Rose Coombs, who worked at the Imperial War Museum in London for more than forty years and who made more than a hundred visits to the areas associated with the Western Front. Following Rose's death, ATB's European Editor, Karel Margry, traveled every route checking and revising the text and re-photographing every monument and memorial. Many new ones are included in this edition, yet we have striven to keep true to the flavor of Rose's original concept... before endeavors fade.
8 1/2" x 12", 176 Pages, 666 Photographs, Softback: $39.95, Hardback: $53.95,