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This book looks at the Battle of the Somme, which was planned as "The Big Push" that would at last break the long stalemate on the Western Front in World War I. However the 18 divisions that went over the top between Arras and St-Quentin on the morning of 1 July 1916, walked into a battle that has gone down in the annals of human conflict as the slaughterhouse of a generation. The author has written other books about the history of World War I, including, "They Called it Passchendaele" and "The Roses of No Man's Land".
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Lyn Macdonald is one of the most highly regarded historians of the First World War. Her books tell the men's stories in their own words and cast a unique light on the experiences of the ordinary 'Tommy'. The Roses of No Man's Land, Somme and They Called it Passchendaele have been recently reissued by Penguin. She lives near Cambridge.Review:
Somme expresses the full range of meaning of the word 'grim'...I doubt if there are any better than this -- John Terraine * Daily Telegraph * A worthy addition to the literature of the Great War * Daily Mail *
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Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0689708122
Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689708122