Zero Hour 100 Years on: Views from the Parapet of the Somme

by Jolyon Fenwick

History

Zero Hour 100 Years on: Views from the Parapet of the Somme Synopsis

The first day of the battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the most devastating event of the First World War for the British army. In Zero Hour, 14 superlatively photographed panoramas (each one a four-page gatefold, opening to nearly 1 metre wide) show the Somme's major sites as they look today. Taken from the exact viewpoints of the front-line British troops as they began their advance towards the German trenches at 7.30 a.m., these hauntingly peaceful present-day views are annotated (in the handwritten military style of the time) to show the lethal German defensive positions at the moment of the attack.

Zero Hour 100 Years on: Views from the Parapet of the Somme Press Reviews

'Original, vivid and haunting: a must-read account of the first day of the Somme.' Peter Frankopan, author of 'The Silk Roads'


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ISBN: 9781781257081
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781257081
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Jolyon Fenwick
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 136 pages
Genres: History,
Categories: History, Photography & photographs,

About Jolyon Fenwick

Jolyon Fenwick read Modern History at Bristol University before pursuing a career in advertising and television. He has a near-obsession with the First World War. He has been visiting the Somme battlefields for over twenty years and has been planning this project for almost as long.

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