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GERMAN ARMY ON THE SOMME 1914-1916.

Author: Jack Sheldon
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
By drawing on a very large number of German sources, many of them previously unpublished, Jack Sheldon throws new light on a familiar story. In an account filled with graphic descriptions of life and death in the trenches, the author demonstrates that the dreadful losses of 1st July were a direct consequence of meticulous German planning and preparation. Although the Battle of the Somme was frequently a close-run  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sheldon, Jack.
GERMAN ARMY ON THE SOMME 1914-1916.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Sheldon
ISBN: 9781848847088 1848847084
OCLC Number: 797917237
Description: 1 online resource (449 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Introduction and Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Chapter 1: September --
December 1914; Chapter 2: January --
December 1915; Chapter 3: January --
June 1916; Chapter 4: 1st July 1916; Chapter 5: 2nd --
31st July 1916; Chapter 6: August 1916; Chapter 7: September 1916; Chapter 8: October 1916; Chapter 9: November --
December 1916; Appendix I: German --
British comparison of ranks; Appendix II: Notes on the German Army; Appendix III: German historical sources; Appendix IV: German Order of Battle --
July-December 1916; Bibliography; Index.

Abstract:

By drawing on a very large number of German sources, many of them previously unpublished, Jack Sheldon throws new light on a familiar story. In an account filled with graphic descriptions of life and death in the trenches, the author demonstrates that the dreadful losses of 1st July were a direct consequence of meticulous German planning and preparation. Although the Battle of the Somme was frequently a close-run affair, poor Allied co-ordination and persistence in attacking weakly on narrow fronts played into the hands of the German commanders, who were able to rush forward reserves, maintain.

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