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Retreat from death : a soldier on the Somme

Author: George Herbert Hill
Publisher: London ; New York : Tauris Parke Paperbacks ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At 2 o'clock on the morning of 21 March 1918, the Battle of St. Quentin began. The German assault, consisting of trench mortars, mustard gas, chlorine gas, tear gas and a heavy artillery bombardment, was said to be one of the most fierce and devastating of the Great War. Over the course of 6 days, thousands of British troops lost their lives and yet this would prove to be the turning point of the war - the end was
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: George Herbert Hill; George Herbert Hill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Herbert Hill
ISBN: 1850437548 9781850437543
OCLC Number: 57574983
Notes: Originally published: London : Hutchinson and Co., 1936.
Description: 480 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: George Herbert Hill ; foreword by Richard Holmes.
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George Hill was just sixteen when he enlisted into the army. After only a few weeks in France, he was in the midst of St Quentin and the full horrors of trench warfare. After several months at the  Read more...

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Belfast Telegraph, 18th July 2005: 'A must for anyone interested in the Great War.' 'A moving and first-hand account of the Great War' Contemporary Review '(Hill) vividly describes the terror and Read more...

 
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