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Scorched Earth The Germans on the Somme 1914-18 by Irina Renz, Gerd Krumeich, Gerhard Hirschfeld

Scorched Earth The Germans on the Somme 1914-18

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Scorched Earth The Germans on the Somme 1914-18 by Irina Renz, Gerd Krumeich, Gerhard Hirschfeld

This book discusses in detail the experience of German warfare in the first World War, focusing specifically on the battle of the Somme. The Somme, together with other regions of northern France, had also lain under German domination. Its inhabitants had been rigorously suppressed and their possessions carted off as booty. Finally, during their 1917 withdrawal, the Germans had subjected the whole region to Operation Alberich, a retreat involving unparalleled brutality which left the population in occupation of a wilderness wrought by war (the scorched earth policy ). A well-known

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Publication date

16th April 2009


Irina Renz, Gerd Krumeich, Gerhard Hirschfeld

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Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


224 pages


First World War
Military tactics
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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