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Somme

Somme

Author: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
$28.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year.


Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines. By focusing on the first-hand experiences of both Allied and enemy soldiers, the author weaves a remarkable portrait of life at the Front.

Reviews

An epic, heroic and captivating account of the most famous battle in World War One. Combining years of historical research with compelling new first hand testimony, Somme is a remarkable portrait of life at the Front Publisher's description Having read almost everything that has been written on this battle, I can vouch this is the best account yet. -- Gerard DeGroot The Times Comprehensive, authoritative and meticulously researched... [Of recent publications] it is the weightiest and best written. -- Simon Humphrey Mail on Sunday

Author description

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's best-selling books are Enigma: The Battle for the Code, Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man and Somme, a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141043326
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : May 2017
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : 24 pages half-tones
  • : 1
  • : 24 pages half-tones
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 940
  • : 940
  • : 656
  • : Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • : 656
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback