2 edition of Battle of the Somme. found in the catalog.
Battle of the Somme.
by PALM Publications
Written in English
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This book, written by the world's foremost expert in the subject, describes in chilling detail everything from the grand strategy to the experience of the men on the ground. Illustrated throughout, it is a stunning and absorbing depiction of the horror that was the Somme in 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.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Buchan, John, Battle of the Somme. New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Co.,  (OCoLC) Get this from a library! The battle of the Somme. [Stewart Ross] -- Describes the Battle of the Somme in July , which cost the Allies fifty-eight thousand troops on the first day of fighting; and provides a short account of the Second Battle of the Somme in
IT was the biggest battle of the Great War on the Western Front, with more than a million men killed or wounded. Exactly a century on, the world will remember the Battle of the Somme, and be. The first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, , saw the heaviest loss of life in a single day’s fighting in British military history. The entire battle lasted until Novem and eventually caused more than a million casualties. The Allies planned to break through the German lines north of the River Somme, France.
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The Battle of the Somme - Kindle edition by Axelrod, Alan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Battle of the Somme/5(8).
The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and French Third Republic against the German took place between 1 July and 18 November on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France.
The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies and was the largest battle of Location: Somme River, north-central Somme and south. Farrar-Hockley's The Somme Gary Sheffield's The Somme 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. This book ranged from 2 to 5 Stars for me. Two stars because I expected a history of the Somme battle. This is not a history of the Somme campaign, it is a haphazard account of days, conditions, participants, events large and small over a period from July 1, to November /5.
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. Fought duringthe 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).
July 1,marked the beginning of a nearly five-months-long fight on the banks of the Somme river in northern France. By the time the battle ended Author: Sarah Begley. The Battle of the Somme has become one of the most common ways to illustrate the horror and apparent futility of the First World War.
The overall context of the Great War has long been forgotten and the teaching of the subject reduced to an adjunct of English literature that can be brutally summarized in just five words: the pity of it all.4/5. The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War.
Fought between July 1 and November 1,near the Somme River in. 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.
First Battle of the Somme, (July 1–Novem ), costly and largely unsuccessful Allied offensive on the Western Front during World War I. The horrific bloodshed on the first day of the battle became a metaphor for futile and indiscriminate slaughter.
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME. Published to coincide with the centenary commemoration of the battle of the Somme, this new study comprises 12 separate articles written by some of the foremost military historians, each of whom looks at a specific aspect of the battle.
Editorial Reviews "The Battle of the Somme is a must-read book for anyone interested in military history (Strohn) has assembled an international team of A-list military history scholars as contributors. The result is an objective and compelling analysis from all angles." - MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History "What makes this [book] stand out is the rigorous scholarship of the Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.
A British soldier’s battered World War I diary recounting the bloody Battle of the Somme has been discovered in a U.K. barn. The diary, which was written in pencil by Private Arthur Edward. 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.
Battle of Somme by Buchan. You Searched For: This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.
The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. More than any other battle of the First World War, the battle of the Somme remains as the abiding. Official Nomenclature for the Battle of the Somme and its Subsidiary Actions Army, Corps and Divisional Unit Involvement in the Battle of the Somme, 1 July November Order of Batik, 1 July Index Author: Peter Liddle.
The Somme is an outstanding, highly readable work which uses historical facts to tie together hundreds of first hand accounts of the battle. This book makes no attempt to put the unmitigated horror of the story into a larger historical framework of World War I.5/5(5).
Published to coincide with the centenary commemoration of the battle of the Somme, this new study comprises 12 separate articles written by some of the foremost military historians, each of whom looks at a specific aspect of the battle. Focusing on key aspects of the British, French and German forces, overall strategic and tactical impacts of the battle and with an introduction by renowned.
Book digitized by Google from the library of New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. "The Somme" by Prof. Gary Sheffield is a really good concise book on the battle and all its phases.
The battle lasted from July to mid November of course, and there was so much more to it .The battle of the Somme was one of the most costly battles in the history of warfare. On the first day alone, 19, British soldiers were killed and more t wounded.
Between 1 Julywhen it began at the height of summer, and 19 Novemberwhen it.The Battle of the Somme was one of the battles of World War I. It was one of the largest and indeed the bloodiest battle of the First World War.
J.R.R. Tolkien participated in the battle and witnessed firsthand the carnage, suffering, and terrible losses of life. The result was that it was to have a profound effect on Tolkien's works, most notably The Lord of the Rings.