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Thiepval by Michael Stedman


Thiepval by Michael Stedman

The Somme Offensive which opened on 7 July 1916 is the battle that symbolises the horrors of the Great War, with its appalling carnage and waste in return for negligible tactical achievement. Thiepval was pivotal to the campaign and many of the units who fought here were OPals' (such as the Salford) ETH their decimation meant disproportionate losses for the communities from which the Regiments were drawn. This book not only describes the action but has many personal accounts. It gives details of numerous walks and explains the locality's military significance.

About the Author

Michael Stedman has written eight books on the Great War including The Salford Pals. The Manchester Pals and Great Battles of the Great War. He is a sought-after expert and will be consultant to the BBC Somme Anniversary documentary.

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Publication date

20th October 2005


Michael Stedman

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Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


192 pages


European history
First World War
Battles & campaigns



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