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The Battle of the Somme

The Heroism and Horror of War

by Martin Gilbert

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Published by McClelland & Stewart .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - World War I,
  • History / Military / World War I,
  • History - Military / War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8075743M
    ISBN 100771035470
    ISBN 109780771035470
    OCLC/WorldCa67860515

      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. As I listened to this as an audio book, I used the internet for maps and pictures of the battle of the Somme. I understand the actual book contained many pictures and maps. Mark Ashby did an excellent job narrating the book. This is a must read book for anyone studying the battle of the Somme. 6 people found this helpful.

      The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of . 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.

      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 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.


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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. 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. Farrar-Hockley's The Somme Gary Sheffield's The Somme Both short(ish), The Battle of the Somme book 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. 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. 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.

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 adds a human touch to this devastating campaign — a fine book by one whom many consider the greatest living war author.” — Ottawa Sun “Gilbert has unearthed fascinating details of the campaign An unforgettable read.” — Philadelphia Inquirer5/5(1).

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.

"Hart's massive and absorbing book eschews simple explanations for the tragedy that was the World War I battle of the Somme." - Booklist. "Libraries with Martin Gilbert's popular account of that fateful campaign may bypass this more in-depth book, but any library maintaining a solid World War I collection should have this masterful work as well.

Book digitized by Google from the library of New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. The Battle of the Somme: The History and Legacy of World War I’s Biggest Battle analyzes one of the Great War’s most important conflicts, and how it was emblematic of the stalemate that came from new technology and trench warfare.

You will learn about the Battle of the Somme like never before. Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century by William Philpott and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 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 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). The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was fought during the First World War from 1 July to 18 November In the summer of the British launched the largest battle of the war on the Western Front, against German lines.

The offensive was one of the bloodiest in human history. Over the course of five months. 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.

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.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.Additional Physical Format: Online version: Buchan, John, Battle of the Somme. New York, N.Y.: George H.

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