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The Somme(Paperback - 355 pages)
by Richard Van Emden
The offensive on the Somme took place between July and November 1916 and is perhaps the most iconic battle of the Great War. It was there that Kitchener’s famous ‘Pals’ Battalions were first sent into action en masse and it was a battlefield where many of the dreams and aspirations of a nation, hopeful of victory, were agonizingly dashed.
Because of its legendary status, the Somme has been the subject of… Read more...
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