An Illustrated Introduction to the Somme 1916 (An Illustrated Introduction to ...)

An Illustrated Introduction to the Somme 1916 (An Illustrated Introduction to ...)

By: Robert J. Parker (author)Paperback

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The Battle of the Somme epitomised the cruelty of the Western Front. 1 July 1916 witnessed the opening round of the British Army's attempt to break through an eighteen-mile front of heavily defended German lines straddling the River Somme in northern France. Preceded by an artillery bombardment of over 1,500 big guns that lasted a week, the inexperienced members of Lord Kitchener's New Army went `over the top' and suffered the deadliest day in British military history.On the first day, British losses alone totalled nearly 20,000 dead. In the next four and a half months of combat, over 350,000 British soldiers would become casualties to one of the most intense, lethal, and futile engagements in history.

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  • ID: 9781445644424
  • ISBN10: 1445644428

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