Somme 1 July 1916

Tragedy and triumph

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Somme 1 July 1916

Tragedy and triumph

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The first day of the Battle of the Somme of World War I (1914-1918) is still on record as having the largest number of deaths in any one day in any war. This book explores the myths of this infamous battle, and the use of mines, tunnels, gas and flame-throwers by the British in combination with innovative tactics such as smoke. Andrew Robertshaw analyses the first day of the battle, explaining how British tactics developed as a result of the experience of the Somme, and provides an overview of the events along the entire front line, examining the actions of two British Corps, VIII at Serre and XIII at Montauban.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Background to the Campaign/Opposing Plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/The Campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published May 30 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846030383
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 13 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 169
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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