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The Somme - French France 1916 by Chris McNab

The Somme - French France 1916


The Somme - French France 1916 by Chris McNab

Also available in English 1st July 1916 saw a campaign that devastated the lives of thousands of young men serving under the British Empire. It was a day chosen to begin what had been called `The Big Push', a desperate attempt to overwhelm the German Front Line and bring an end to a two year long stalemate on the Western Front. The Battle of the Somme has become tightly woven into the memory of the British nation and stands as a testimony to the conflict which took so many lives. This authoritative guide gives a factual account of the events leading up to the Somme battle, the battle itself, the politics of the day as well as the experiences of the young men who answered the call to join Kitchener's Army. With dramatic photographs, maps and diagrams this guide is an informative and sensitive account of the conflict.

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Publication date

1st June 2010


Chris McNab

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Pitkin Publishing an imprint of Pavilion Books


32 pages


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



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