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The last great battle of the Somme Beaumont Hamel, 1916 by G. Y. Cheyne

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Published by J. Donald Publishers, Distributed in the United States of America by Humanities Press in Edinburgh, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA .
Written in English


  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916.

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Edition Notes

StatementG.Y. Cheyne.
LC ClassificationsD545.S75 C47 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 152 p. :
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2242486M
ISBN 100859762165
LC Control Number89114932

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  The battle lasted from July to mid November of course, and there was so much more to it than just the first day. The book has around pages, and has photos, maps and Allied and German orders of battle, and copies can still be had for a pound or two on Amazon Here. William. pdf: The Great War July 1 The First Day of the Battle of the Somme I love how the translator went out of his way to provide helpful explanations on some of the more vague translations. Had I been more careful in my selection, I would have opted for a "cradle to grave" rendition. The Battle of the Somme lives in our collective imagination as the epitome of pointless slaughter on the battlefield.A century on, the Somme has come to symbolise the futile horror of trench warfare. The first day of the Somme, 1 July , was the blackest day in British military history – 57, casualties, includ dead. Well might the Germans refer to the Battle of the Somme as das Blutbad – the bloodbath. From 1 July to 15 November , a period of just days, more than , soldiers from four great armies – the British, Canadian, French, and German – were s: 1.

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