Somme The Heroism and Horror of War

By: Gilbert, Martin

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Hardcover, 332 crisp pp, 800g for post. At 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1916, the first Allied soldiers climbed out of their trenches along the Somme River in France and charged into no-man's-land, toward the barbed wire and machine guns at the German front lines. Martin Gilbert, one of Britain’s most distinguished historians, graphically recreates the tragedy. He interweaves individual stories, wartime documents, letters and poetry in a deeply moving, succinct narrative. From gripping descriptions of struggles on the battlefield to poignant evocations of the memorials and cemeteries that stand there today, this is a definitive guide to the Somme. - reader comment "A moving history of the battle by a super historian told through the writings of soldiers and generals."

Title: Somme The Heroism and Horror of War

Author Name: Gilbert, Martin

Categories: - WORLD WAR I, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY,

Publisher: UK, John Murray: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Excellent

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Size: 24cm

Seller ID: 011051

Keywords: Gilbert War Somme,