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Somme
Author: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

ISBN: 9780670918393
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 18 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.6
Description:
No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year.

Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines. The author has uncovered some remarkable stories, as yet unknown, of action and heroism in the face of battle. He weaves in these first-hand experiences, creating a remarkable portrait of life at the Front.

About the Author

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's best-selling books are Enigma: The Battle for the Code and Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.

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