No conflict of the Great War excites stronger emotions than the war in Flanders in the autumn of 1917, and, eighty years on, no name better encapsulates the horror and apparent futility of the Western Front than 'Passchendaele'. Examining strategy, weaponry, technology, intelligence and the experience on the ground, Prior and Wilson provide the fullest account of the campaign yet published. Robin Prior is lecturer in history at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. Trevor Wilson is professor of history at the University of Adelaide and author of Myriad Faces of War. Together they have written Command in the Western Front.