First printing. Like new and appears unread. Interior is crisp, clean and unmarked. Corners are sharp and square. Bright gilt titles to spine. Unclipped dustjacket is very lightly bumped and rubbed to extremities. Featuring a stunning wrap-around illustration from the Canadian War Museum. Now protected in an archival brodart jacket. The second battle of Ypres, it's commonly agreed, is where Canada as a nation, earned her stripes on the international stage. Standing their ground in the face of the first use of poison gas when others fled, the Canadian soldiers saved innumerable numbers of their allies in the knowledge of a certain and ugly death for many of them.