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The First Day on the Somme

by Martin Middlebrook

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History

The First Day on the Somme Synopsis

On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties - a third of them fatalities.

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ISBN: 9780141981604
Publication date: 31/03/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141981604
Publication date: 31st March 2016
Author: Martin Middlebrook
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: General & world history, First World War, European history, Land forces & warfare,

About Martin Middlebrook

Martin Middlebrook is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the author of many important books on military history including The Kaiser's Battle and The Falklands War 1982.

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