The Somme: Herosim and Horror in the First World War
From one of our most distinguished historians, an authoritative and vivid account of the devastating World War I battle that claimed more than 300,000 lives
At 7:30 am on July 1, 1916, the first Allied soldiers climbed out of their trenches along the Somme River in France and charged out into no-man's-land toward the barbed wire and machine guns at the German front lines.
By the end of this first day of the Allied attack, the British army alone would lose 20,000 men; in the coming months, the fifteen-mile-long territory along the river would erupt into the epicenter of the Great War. The Somme would mark a turning point in both the war and military history, as soldiers saw the first appearance of tanks on the battlefield, the emergence of the air war as a devastating and decisive factor in battle, and more than one million casualties (among them a young Adolf Hitler, who took a fragment in the leg). In just 138 days, 310,000 men died.
In this vivid, deeply researched account of one history's most destructive battles, historian Martin Gilbert tracks the Battle of the Somme through the experiences of footsoldiers (known to the British as the PBI, for Poor Bloody Infantry), generals, and everyone in between. Interwoven with photographs, journal entries, original maps, and documents from every stage and level of planning, The Somme is the most authoritative and affecting account of this bloody turning point in the Great War.
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Review: The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World WarUser Review - Adam DeVille, Ph.D. - Goodreads
The depressing and gratuitous slaughter of the Somme is recounted here by a premiere historian. Sad and infuriating to read. Read full review
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Excellent. Very heart wrenching in the juxtapostion of the individual experience of the battle carnage with larger battle experience Read full review
To break through and win victory
There is much in the wind
It looked like
Boys of the Bull
A bloody holocaust
A little uneasy in regard
This fantasy of woe
firstday objectives and the plan for a breakthrough
The first day of battle 1 July 1916
the attack on the German trench lines i July 1916
i July 1916
i July 1916
The eastern sector of the British line i July 1916
The fighting from 2 to 31 July 1916
The fighting in August 1916
I am in Gods keeping
The Grand Design begins
Europe on the eve of war June 1914
The Western Front line of trenches from the North Sea to the Swiss border
The British Expeditionary Force sector of the front under Haigs command
The Somme region before the battle
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Preparing for battle AprilJune 1916
The fighting in September 1916
The October Plan 1916
The fighting in October and from i to 11 November 1916
The fighting on the Ancre 1218 November 1916
The Somme battlefield March 1918
The Somme battlefield August 1918
British counties whose regiments fought on the Somme
Places in Britain mentioned in the text
Appendix Approximate size of army formations
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