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Osprey Campaign 169 : Somme 1 July 1916 : Tragedy and Triumph

The first day of the battle of the Somme has always been perceived as a day of tragedy for the British Army, with the slaughter of 60,000 men on the battlefield. What seemed to be poor planning on the part of the British command meant that soldiers were sent into no man's land to face the horrors of uncut barbed wire and waves of German machine gun fire. However, there were triumphs amongst the tragedy. This book discusses the successes and failures of the British and the German forces along the frontline. It also offers a detailed account of the battle itself, following the actions of individual units throughout the day. Text by Andrew Robertshaw with illustrations by Peter Dennis.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Background to the Campaign
  • Opposing Plans
  • Opposing Commanders
  • Opposing Forces
  • The Campaign
  • Aftermath
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Bibliography
  • Index

 

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