Somme 1916 A Battlefield Companion

by Gerald Gliddon


Somme 1916 A Battlefield Companion Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780750967327
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780750967327
Publication date: 1st February 2016
Author: Gerald Gliddon
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: History,
Categories: First World War, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Battles & campaigns,

About Gerald Gliddon

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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