Book Discussion on A Storm in Flanders

Mr. Groom talked about his nonfiction book, A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western… read more

Mr. Groom talked about his nonfiction book, A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. In 1914, Germany launched an invasion through neutral Belgium and, according to Mr. Groom, made the Ypres salient (a small, hilly area of Belgium) the centerpiece of World War I. It was in this area that poison gas, tanks, mines, air strikes and trench warfare were either unleashed for the first time or refined to be even deadlier. As an early battleground for Adolf Hitler, Mr. Groom said that this kind of fighting set Hitler on his path of destruction. The book includes journal entries of men who fought on the front lines and photographs of the battle site. 

Groom is the author of the novel, Forest Gump, and other books. close

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Book Discussion on A Storm in Flanders

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Booknotes
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 1, 2002
Last Aired:
May 31, 2004

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  • Sep 01, 2002 | 7:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 01, 2002 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 02, 2002 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2004 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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