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The Imperial War Museum book of the Somme

Author: Malcolm Brown; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Sidgwick & Jackson in association with the Imperial War Museum, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book ... offers a ... fresh perspective on that bitterly fought 1916 [Somme] campaign. Using hitherto unpublished evidence from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, it tells its ... story through the letters and diaries of those who were there"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Malcolm, 1930-
Imperial War Museum book of the Somme.
London : Sidgwick & Jackson in association with the Imperial War Museum, 1996
(OCoLC)649269530
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Brown; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0283062495 9780283062490 0283999462 9780283999468
OCLC Number: 35189668
Description: xxxii, 380 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword : a subject of continuing controversy --
A landscape like home --
Build-up to 'the push' --
Countdown to zero --
The first day : the Fourth Army Front --
The first day : the Third Army Front --
The second day, and after --
To press the enemy hard --
Somme summer --
The German experience --
Tanks, and the September offensives --
'The pitiless Somme' --
The Ancre, and closedown --
Civilians and the Somme --
'Sommewhere in France' --
'Germans gone away' --
The Somme 1918 : the retreat --
The Somme 1918 : the advance --
A place of long memory.
Responsibility: Malcolm Brown.

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Published to coincide with the 80th anniversary of action in the Somme, this book draws on first-hand source material from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. The author describes the  Read more...

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