The battle of the Somme, 1916
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The battle of the Somme, 1916 memories; souvenir and roll of honour

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Published by James Lord in Manchester .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementeditor: William J. Borland.
ContributionsBorland, William J.
The Physical Object
Pagination136p., (5) leaves of plates :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19305880M

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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'. This book is best read in conjunction with Osprey campaign book #93 on the Battle of Verdun. The Battle of the Somme occurred just after Verdun. These two battles had a significant effect on each other with regard to the availability of men and material. Bottom line: this is /5(8). 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. The French general-in-chief, Joseph “Papa” Joffre, was especially anxious to go on the offensive/5(8). The Battle of the Somme book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. After the initial anticipation of great results for the Allie Ratings: 0.

  This is an excellent book covering the Battle of Somme in The one drawback, as with all of Macdonald's work, is that the book only deals with the role of the UK and Commonwealth countries in the Battle. The book is very readable, with excellent maps, and a good description of the horrors of the battle(s)/5.   The Battle of the Somme opened on July 1, , when a quarter of a million British and French troops attacked German lines along a mile front straddling the river Somme in Northern France.   Like Martin Middlebrook before him, Robert Kershaw concentrates on the first day of the battle in his visceral and atmospheric 24 Hours at the Somme: 1 July (WH Allen, £20). Quoting from a 5/5. Battles - The Battle of the Somme, Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during , the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58, British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July , which to this day remains a one-day record.

  The Battle of the Somme The Story of the Deadliest Battle in WWI Alan Axelrod. Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut, , pages. Book Review published on: January 4, The German offensive to seize Verdun interrupted Allied plans for a series of massive simultaneous offensive operations in all theaters to knock the Germans off balance.   Directed by Geoffrey Malins. With Beauvoir De Lisle. Documentary (with some re-enacted footage) of the British army's participation in the Battle of /10().   One of the bloodiest conflicts in military history, the Battle of the Somme raged from 1 July to 18 November It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War as hundreds of thousands of men on /5(11).   Book Overview Not restricted to the view of the front-line infantryman, this text also describes the experiences of the gunner, sapper, airman, medical officer, and nursing sister. The author explains how the Somme became scorched into the nation's heritage and into its historical consciousness, but with a distortion produced by a literary.