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Published by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson in London .
Written in English


  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916.,
  • Somme, 2nd Battle of the, France, 1918.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 94) and index.

StatementMartin Marix Evans.
LC ClassificationsD545.S7 M27 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p. :
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15190663M
ISBN 100297835874

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The Battle of the Somme took place from July 1 through Novem , making the th anniversary of this major battle of World War I, the "war to end all wars," as Woodrow Wilson called it. The book offers an exciting popular narrative, with emphasis on the key personalities and its strategic and political significance/5.   Gibbs's book gathered 39 of his uniquely perceptive and vividly written articles written as a war correspondent after July 1, when ""hundreds of thousands of British troops rose out of the ditches and began a series of battles as fierce and bloody as anything the old earth has seen on such a stretch of ground since the beginning of human strife.""/5. The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme. Malcolm Brown. Distinguished military historian, Malcolm Brown, offers a remarkably fresh perspective on the bitterly fought campaign and also describes the later battles of the Somme in the Great War's final year, The Battle of the Somme is a classic contemporary account of the one of the key battles of WW1 by one of the finest writers of the era. John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, was born in Perth, Scotland in In , Buchan moved to London, and two years later accepted a /5.

Both short(ish), competent accounts of the battle. William Philpott's book on the Somme, whose title escapes me, but I am pretty sure it is 'Bloody Victory' - one of the few accounts to give the French contribution a suitable weighting - a large tome. And from the German point of view, Jack Sheldon's 'The Germans on the Somme'.   The Battle of the Somme by Sir Hew Strachan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(11).   The Battle of the Somme, which took place from July to November , began as an Allied offensive against German forces on the Western Front and turned into one of .   The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest examples of trench warfare in history. The battle is named for the area’s main feature, the Somme River, which rises near the French-Belgian border and flows west for about miles ( kilometers) to the English Channel.

Fought during , the Battle of the Somme was conceived by the French and British as a great offensive to be waged against Germany even as France poured incredible numbers of men into the slaughterhouse that was the desperate defense of Verdun/5(8). Somme (ISBN   ) is a First World War military history book by Lyn MacDonald, published in by Michael Joseph. An aerial view of the Somme battlefield in July, taken from a British balloon near Bécourt The battle [ edit ].   Widely considered the “ definitive ” WWI memoir from the German perspective, Jünger’s book chronicles his life on the front and his survival at the Battle of Author: Sarah Begley. The Somme is the river in France which was the biggest battlefield of war on the Western Front in On July 1, ( years ago General Douglas Haig commander of the British Army directed the assault of his troops against strong trench and fortress defenses held by the Imperial German Army /5().