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Description

Published to coincide with the centenary commemoration of the battle of the Somme, this new study comprises 12 separate articles written by some of the foremost military historians, each of whom looks at a specific aspect of the battle. Focusing on key aspects of the British, French and German forces, overall strategic and tactical impacts of the battle and with an introduction by renowned World War I scholar Professor Sir Hew Strachan, The Battle of the Somme is a timely collection of the latest research and analysis of the battle.
The terrors of the Somme have largely come to embody trench warfare on the Western Front in the modern imagination, but this new book looks beyond the horrendous conditions and staggering casualty rates to provide new, insightful research on one of the most pivotal battles of the war.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Sir Hew Strachan / The Context of the Somme/ Attrition or Annihilation?/ French Strategy in 1916 and the Battle of the Somme/ Air War over the Somme/ The British Army's Operations on the Somme/ Trial and Error: the Dominion forces/ French Generalship on the Somme/ The Road to Modern Combined Arms Warfare/ British Tactical Practice During the Somme Campaign/ The German Army at War/ The Evolution of French Tactics 1914–16/ The Long Shadows of the Somme

Product details

Published Apr 21 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 288
ISBN 9781472815576
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Anthology Editor

Matthias Strohn

Dr Matthias Strohn FRHistS was educated at the uni…

Contributor

Jonathan Krause

Jonathan Krause is a Research Fellow at the Univer…

Foreword

Hew Strachan

Hew Strachan is Chichele Professor of the History…

Resources

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