Description - The Somme by Professor Gary Sheffield
On 1 July 1916, after a stupendous 7-day artillery preparation, the British Army finally launched its attack on the German line around the River Somme. Over the next four and half months they continued to attack, with little or no gain, and with horrendous losses to both sides. 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 1916.
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(198mm x 154mm x 15mm)
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Author Biography - Professor Gary Sheffield
Dr Gary Sheffield is a senior lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Bracknell. He is author of several books on the First World War, and is known the world over as the expert on the Somme.