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Somme 1916

By Gerald Gliddon

9780750967327

ISBN: 9780750967327

Published: 03-02-2016


Somme 1916

By Gerald Gliddon

ISBN: 9780750967327

Published: 03-02-2016

About This Book

Set out topographically, it covers everything from the famous battle sites of High Wood and Mametz Wood to obscure villages on the outlying flanks. The British first began to take the Somme sector over from the French Army in June 1915. From this time onwards they built up a very close bond with the local population, many of whom continued to live in local villages close to the front line. The author draws on the latest research and analysis, as well as the testimony of those who took part, to present all aspects of a battle that was to become a symbol of the horrors of the Great War.

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