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The First Day On The Somme
The First Day On The Somme
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Author : Martin Middlebrook
Publisher : Penguin Books
ISBN# : 0-141-39071-9
Pages : 365
Price :INR 627
Offer Price:INR 558
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Book Description
The first day on the Somme was the blackest day of slaughter in the history of the British army. At 7.30a.m. 1st July 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out of their trenches and began to walk slowly towards the German lines. Many of them believed that the enemy position had already been destroyed in the previous artillery bombardment. By the end of the day the British had suffered 60,0000 casualties one for every eighteen inches of the front. Martin Middlebrook has drawn on official sources, local newspapers, autobiographies, novels and poems to write this book and above all on the recollections of hundreds of survivors who contribute to a brilliant horrifying and intensely moving portrait of war on the front line.
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