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The first day on the Somme : 1 July 1916

Author: Martin Middlebrook
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first day on the Somme was the blackest day of slaughter in the history of the British Army, this is a powerful account of the experiences of soldiers who faced it. On July 1, 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Middlebrook
ISBN: 9780141981604 0141981601
OCLC Number: 946116767
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 1971.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Martin Middlebrook.

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On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man's Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and  Read more...

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The soldiers receive the best service a historian can provide: their story is told in their own words * Guardian * A particularly vivid and personal narrative * Times Literary Supplement * Pioneering Read more...

 
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