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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 Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002959097
Book Description Hodder Wayland, Lewes, 2003. Laminated Decorative Boards. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. As new laminated hardcover. Book. Seller Inventory # 045151