Somme

by Lyn Macdonald

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Somme Synopsis

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme 'There was hardly a household in the land', writes Lyn Macdonald, 'there was no trade, occupation, profession or community, which was not represented in the thousands of innocent enthusiasts who made up the ranks of Kitchener's Army before the Battle of the Somme...' A hundred and fifty thousand were killed in the punishing shellfire, the endless ordeal of attack and counter-attack; twice that number were left maimed or wounded.

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Somme Press Reviews

'What the reader will longest remember are the words - heartbroken, blunt, angry - of the men who lived through the bloodbath...a worthy addition to the literature of the Great War...' Daily Mail

'Somme expresses the full range of meaning of the word 'grim'...I doubt if there are any better than this' -- John Terraine Daily Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780241952382
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241952382
Publication date: 26th September 2013
Author: Lyn Macdonald
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History, World War One Literature,
Categories: First World War, Battles & campaigns, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Lyn Macdonald

Lyn Macdonald is one of the most highly regarded historians of the First World War. Her books tell the men's stories in their own words and cast a unique light on the experiences of the ordinary 'Tommy'. The Roses of No Man's Land, Somme and They Called it Passchendaele have been recently reissued by Penguin. She lives near Cambridge.

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