Elegy: The First Day on the Somme

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On 1 July 1916, after a five-day bombardment, 11 British and 5 French divisions launched their long-awaited 'Big Push' on German positions on high ground above the Rivers Ancre and Somme on the Western Front. Some ground was gained, but at a terrible cost. In killing-grounds whose names are indelibly imprinted on 20th-century memory, German machine-guns - manned by troops who had sat out the storm of shellfire in deep dugouts - inflicted terrible losses on the British infantry. The British Fourth Army lost 57,470 ...

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Elegy: The First Day on the Somme
2016, Head of Zeus

ISBN-13: 9781784080020

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Elegy: The First Day on the Somme
2015, Head of Zeus, London

ISBN-13: 9781784080013

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