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Somme 1916 A Battlefield Companion by Gerald Gliddon
  

Somme 1916 A Battlefield Companion

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Gerald Gliddon's classic survey of the Somme battlefield in 1916, first published in 1987 to great acclaim, has been greatly expanded and updated to include the latest research and analysis. Supported by a wide selection of archive photographs and drawing on the testimony of those who took part, this new edition covers the famous battle sites, such as High Wood and Mametz Wood, as well as the lesser-known villages on the outlying flanks.

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Somme 1916 A Battlefield Companion by Gerald Gliddon

It includes a day-by-day account of the British build-up on the Somme and the ensuing struggle, British and German orders of battle and a full history of the cemeteries and memorials, both 'lost' and current, that sprang up in the years following the First World War. The author also provides thumbnail biographies of all the senior officers to fall, the winners of the Victoria Cross and those who were 'shot at dawn', as well as Somme 'personalities' such as George Butterworth. This new edition honours the centenary of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

About the Author

Gerald Gliddon is a leading authority on World War I history. He has written extensively on this period, including: VCs of 1914, The Final Days 1918, and VCs Handbook: The Western Front 1914-1918. He has also recently written a study of Lutyens war memorials.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd February 2016

Author

Gerald Gliddon

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

History
World War One Literature

First World War
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
Battles & campaigns

ISBN

9780750967327

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