This is a guided tour of the most important battlefields of World War I. Martin Middlebrook's analysis and coverage of the day battles is divided into sections, each containing detailed military accounts, historical background and the memories of writers, poets and soldiers who fought at the Somme. The book also contains descriptions of places to visit on the way from the Channel ports to battlefields of the Somme.
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³On the Somme battlefields of France,² writes Martin Middlebrook, ³nearly half a million human beings were killed or died of wounds, illness, or privation in two world wars.² In this moving volume, the authors provide a definitive guide to the cemeteries, memorials, and battlefields from the age of Crécy and Agincourt to the great Allied sweep that drove the Germans back in 1944. Brief chapters consider the routes from the Channel ports, the western Somme, and the towns of Amiens and Doullens, but the majority of the text covers the scenes of ferocious fighting in 1916 and 1918. Comrades buried soldiers where they fell, just behind the lines, in local French graveyards, around medical stations, and in ³concentration cemeteries.² The authors list each site, setting them in historical context. The result is a both a visitor¹s companion and a magnificent work of commemoration.
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Book Description Penguin UK. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - 385pp - Photos - Maps - Index - Details locations of all the cemeteries - quite useful if a visit is planned A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 70020
Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140128476