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Somme 1916
Author: ANDREW ROBERTSHAW

ISBN: 9780750955652
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2 June 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 1.1
Description:
One of the bloodiest battles in military history-what happened and why?

The Battle of the Somme raged from July 1 to November 18, 1916, and was one of the bloodiest fought in military history. It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of World War I as hundreds of thousands of men on all sides lost their lives fighting over small gains in land.

Yet, this battle also marked a turning point in the war and was witness to new methods of warfare, such as all-arms integrated attacks, with infantry units and the new Tank Corps fighting alongside each other.

Complete with detailed maps and photographs, as well as fascinating facts and profiles of the leaders, this is the best introduction to this legendary battle.

About the Author

Andrew Robertshaw is an acclaimed World War I historian and was the lead historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." He is heading up a major new archaeological project on Beaumont Hamel, as well as leading battlefield tours for the British Army. In 2012 he constructed a full-scale trench replica which is now a BBC ...

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