The First Day On The Somme

The First Day On The Somme by Martin Middlebrook
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ISBN
9780141981604
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
384
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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'For some reason nothing seemed to happen to us at first; we strolled along as though walking in a park. Then, suddenly, we were in the midst of a storm of machine-gun bullets and I saw men beginning to twirl round and fall in all kinds of curious ways'

On 1 July 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns. By the end of the day there were more than 60,000 British casualties - a third of them fatal.

Martin Middlebrook's now-classic account of the blackest day in the history of the British army draws on official sources from the time, and on the words of hundreds of survivors: normal men, many of them volunteers, who found themselves thrown into a scene of unparalleled tragedy and horror.
ISBN:
9780141981604
Publication Date:
02 / 05 / 2016
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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