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The Somme 1916 - Beyond the First Day

Autor Jon Cooksey, Jerry Murland
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 12 apr 2021
In their second Visitor's Guide to the 1916 Battle of the Somme Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland focus on the series of secondary battles that were key stages in the five-month struggle that followed the start of the offensive on 1 July. They take the visitor - and the reader - across the entire battlefield, covering in graphic detail sites where actions took place that are almost as famous as the Somme itself in the history of the First World War, including Mametz Wood, High Wood, Deville Wood, Guillemont, Ginchy, Pozieres and Flers. They also provide tours of the less-well-known but equally interesting sites which played important parts in the offensive as a whole.

In a sequence of routes that can be walked, biked or driven they describe what happened in each place, identify the units involved, highlight the experience and exploits of individual soldiers, and point out the notable sights, monuments and cemeteries.

This highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the war on the Western Front. It is also the ideal companion volume to The First Day of the Somme: Gommecourt to Maricourt by the same authors.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781526738127
ISBN-10: 1526738120
Pagini: 240
Ilustrații: 100 black and white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 214 x 138 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Editura: Pen & Sword Books Ltd

Notă biografică

Jon Cooksey iwasa leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars. He was the editor of Stand To!, the journal of the Western Front Association, and he is an experienced battlefield guide. His books include The Barnsley Pals, Calais, Harry's War and, as editor, Blood and Iron.

Descriere

Beaucourt and Mametz Wood to the Butte de Warlencourt.