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This book places this key battle of the First World War into the context of the course of the war as a whole, as well as describing the battle and its long-term consequences. It answers key questions such as: Why was the Somme Valley chosen for 'the great push'? Why did Sir Douglas Haig believe that the battle must be won at all costs? And what inspired General Rawlinson to command his men to walk across no man's land on 1 July, resulting in 58, 000 allied casualties in a single day of fighting?
Panels explaining the role of key players and strategies are scattered throughout as are fascinating photos and maps to illustrate this important part of British history.
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This series is first class in content and presentation. (SLA v.49 no.3)Book Description:
Dramatic, detailed account of one of the most remembered battles of World War I.
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2003. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP26208769
Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2003. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP74138143
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR003646763