Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy And Triumph by Andrew RobertshawSomme 1 July 1916: Tragedy And Triumph by Andrew Robertshaw

Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy And Triumph

byAndrew RobertshawIllustratorPeter Dennis

Paperback | May 30, 2006

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The first day of the Battle of the Somme of World War I (1914-1918) is still on record as having the largest number of deaths in any one day in any war. This book explores the myths of this infamous battle, and the use of mines, tunnels, gas and flame-throwers by the British in combination with innovative tactics such as smoke. Andrew Robertshaw analyses the first day of the battle, explaining how British tactics developed as a result of the experience of the Somme, and provides an overview of the events along the entire front line, examining the actions of two British Corps, VIII at Serre and XIII at Montauban.
Andrew Robertshaw is Director for Education at the National Army Museum and is currently working with Whitehall on their Household Cavalry museum project. He has presented numerous programmes on the First World War for the BBC and Channel 4; he is currently working on 'Finding the Fallen' for the Discovery Channel. In 1997 he published...
Title:Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy And TriumphFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.88 × 7.26 × 0.26 inPublished:May 30, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846030382

ISBN - 13:9781846030383

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Background to the Campaign/Opposing Plans/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/The Campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Editorial Reviews

"This brief account of that day, the first of a battle that would drag on for several months, sets the Somme in its larger context of World War I history. It explains the reasons for the disaster and discusses the British and German successes of that day. The book includes orders of battle for the BEF, French, and German units engaged, brief bibliography, and a description of the battlefield today." -Thomas R. Kailbourn, Military Trader Magazine