Attack on the Somme: Haig's Offensive 1916 (Campaign Chronicles)

Attack on the Somme: Haig's Offensive 1916 (Campaign Chronicles)


The conflict of the Somme is mounted within the country's collective reminiscence as a catastrophe - most likely the bloodiest episode within the catalogue of futile offensives introduced through the British at the Western entrance. Over 5 months of determined combating in 1916 the British wrestled with the Germans for regulate of a slim strip of risk free French geographical region. whilst the battling petered out the British had slightly driven again the Germans from their unique positions for a mixed casualty determine of over one million males. yet after eighty years this infamous episode in western army heritage merits to be reassessed.

formerly unpublished eyewitness debts are used to offer a desirable first-hand view of the fast adventure of the battling. As Martin Pegler exhibits, a revision in our overview of the Somme, specifically of the strategies and the weaponry hired via the fighters, is late, and he demanding situations the normal assumptions in regards to the process the conflict and its destiny effect at the improvement of war.

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