VCs of the First World War Somme 1916: Somme 1916

VCs of the First World War Somme 1916: Somme 1916

Gerald Gliddon


The conflict of the Somme, which lasted from 1 July to 18 November 1916, is remembered as some of the most awful and tragic battles of the 1st international warfare. at the first day on my own approximately 19,000 British troops have been killed - the best one-day loss within the heritage of the British military. by means of November the loss of life toll from the armies of england, France and Germany had risen to over 1000000. This ebook tells the tales of fifty-one infantrymen from the Commonwealth and Empire armies whose bravery at the battlefield used to be rewarded by means of the Victoria go, the top army honour - males like deepest Billy McFadzean, who used to be blown up by way of grenades which he smothered so as to keep the lives of his comrades, and personal 'Todger' Jones, who single-handedly rounded up 102 German squaddies. not just can we research of heroic endeavours of those males on the top of conflict, yet we additionally learn in their lives ahead of 1914, starting from the backstreets of Glasgow to a rustic apartment in Cheshire, and of what existence was once like after the warfare for the thirty-three survivors.

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