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The author, English historian Peter Hart, is a master story-teller, This book is an account of one of the most god-awful battles ever fought in history, beginning on a 25 mile stretch of the Western front, north of the Somme river, against the German army in World War I, on July 1, /5.
This is one of his outstanding books. The Somme is the river in France which was the biggest battlefield of war on the Western Front in On July 1, ( years ago General Douglas Haig commander of the British Army directed the assault of his troops against strong trench and fortress defenses held by the Imperial German Army of well /5().
A great book which explains the whole of the Somme Campaign rather than dwelling on the initial first day. If you understand the whole series of battles in the campaign you will get to understand why ultimately the allies won and why Haig wasn't the butcher that he's made out to be by many/5(19).
Somme is one of a number of books she has written that makes extensive use of veteran recollections to give a detailed, brutal account of the fighting from July to November As she notes in the introduction, an appropriate sub-title to the book could be Whatever happened to Kitcheners Army?/5.
Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies over Arras, and The Somme were published in Peter Hart is one of the country's leading oral historians. Published in a new edition on the centenary of the seismic battle, this book provides the definitive account of the Somme and assigns responsibility to military and political leaders for its catastrophic outcome.
“A magisterial piece of scholarship It is a model of historical research and should do much to further our understanding of. Widely considered the “ definitive ” WWI memoir from the German perspective, Jünger’s book chronicles his life on the front and his survival at the Battle of the Somme Author: Sarah Begley.
Farrar-Hockley's The Somme Gary Sheffield's The Somme Both short(ish), competent accounts of the battle. William Philpott's book on the Somme, whose title escapes me, but I am pretty sure it is 'Bloody Victory' - one of the few accounts to give the French contribution a suitable weighting. Since the publication of John Terraine’s revisionist biography inthe reputation of the British commander on the Somme has enjoyed something of a renaissance.
Gary Sheffield provides the most 5/5. For all that, Somme: Into the Breach is a solid addition to the commemorative literature of Somme: Into the Breach is published by Viking (£25). Click here to buy it for £Author: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore.
The Battle of the Somme, which took place from July to Novemberbegan as an Allied offensive against German forces on the Western Front and turned into one of. The battle of the Somme was one of the most costly battles in the history of warfare.
On the first day alone, 19, British soldiers were killed and more t wounded. Between 1 Julywhen it began at the height of summer, and 19 Novemberwhen it. Book Review: The Somme. By Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson.
Yale University Press. vii + pp. £ ISBN 0 7. Jim Beach. War in History 3, Download Citation. If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Simply select your Author: Jim Beach.
The author Peter Hart is a director of the Imperial War Museum in London. I have read several of his readable and poignant accounts of World War I.
This is one of his outstanding books. The Somme is the river in France which was the biggest battlefield of war on the Western Front in /5().
• The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting is published by MacLehose Press (£). To order a copy for £, go to or Author: Christian House. The first edition of the novel was published in Novemberand was written by John Keegan. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.
The main characters of this history, non fiction story are. The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. The Somme was the bloodiest battle Britain ever fought, but Peter Hart argues that it was hardly senseless. This book, written by the world's foremost expert in the subject, describes in chilling detail everything from the grand strategy to the experience of the men on the ground.
Illustrated throughout, it is a stunning and absorbing depiction of the horror that was the Somme in Somme A French soldier in a trench at the Somme, World War I. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. “Increasing optimism” was shown by Haig as the day of battle drew nearer, though the resources of the French and, consequently, their prospective contribution were steadily shrinking because of the drain of the Battle of Verdun.
This book, written by the world's foremost expert in the subject, describes in chilling detail everything from the grand strategy to the experience of the men on the ground.
Illustrated throughout, it is a stunning and absorbing depiction of the horror that was the Somme in page book om the battle of the Somme. Written in chonological order, starting with the pre-attack to the 1st awful day right through to the battle's conclusion.
Started off a little slow, and wasn't sure I could sit through this read. Once I got to July 1 the book started to really flow. Throughout was quotations of the actual participants 5/5(5). On 1st Julyafter a stupendous 7-day artillery preparation, the British Army finally launched its attack on the German line around the River Somme.
This book describes in detail everything from the grand strategy to the experience of the men on the ground. Illustrated throughout, it is a depiction of the horror that was the Somme in The third in a trilogy of books by Richard van Emden this is the complete story of the British effort in Picardy, from their first arrival in to the end of the campaign.
Approx never-before-published images of the campaign taken by the men who fought. First Day on the Somme is a thorough and engrossing story of this critical WWI battle. The book does a wonderful job of laying out the background of the battle: the solider's motivations, the events that lead to the battle, and the positions of the two sides prior to the first by: The great books that define the Great War On the anniversary of the assassination that triggered WWI, Eileen Battersby selects the books, many written by veterans, that illuminate the conflict and Author: Eileen Battersby.
The Missing of the Somme is a book on war unlike any other. Louisa Thomas Updated Jul. 13, PM ET / Published Nov. 11, AM ET. Martin Middlebrook Penguin, Reading Martin Middlebrook’s The First Day on the Somme, it is hard to believe that it was first published over 40 years ago.
Although the idea of using veterans’ recollections is now commonplace (e.g. the ‘Forgotten Voices’ series), at the time it was seminal. In writing the book over a period. At 7 a.m. on July 1,the British Army unleashed a hellish assault against German positions on the Western Front in France, along the River Somme.
The roar was so loud that it was heard in. The Irish on the Somme by Michael MacDonagh. Paperback $ Paperback. $ NOOK Book.
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Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut,pages. Book Review published on: January 4, The German offensive to seize Verdun interrupted Allied plans for a series of massive simultaneous offensive operations in all theaters to knock the Germans off balance.The first day of the battle of the Somme has always been perceived as a day of tragedy for the British Army, with the slaughter of 60, men on the battlefield.
What seemed to be poor planning on the part of the British command meant that soldiers were sent into no man's land to face the horrors of uncut barbed wire and waves of German machine gun fire. However, there were triumphs amongst.
The Battle of the Somme was immortalized even before the fighting had ceased. The intensive British and French assault along the chalk ridges of the Somme River Valley began on July 1, Author: Jeff Shesol.