The Somme

The Day-by-Day Account

Chris McCarthy

The Somme

Chris McCarthy

Distributed for Uniform Press

176 pages | illustrated in halftones throughout, 50 maps | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781910500514 Published February 2017 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Few battles in all of world history are as well-known as the Somme—and almost none were as tragically costly. Over 141 days in the summer and fall of 1916, the French and British drove the German lines back six miles, at a combined cost on all sides of more than one million men killed or wounded.
This book presents a highly illustrated day-by-day account of the battle designed to help historians and military history fans alike see and understand how the battle developed and evolved. Fifty full-color maps and a large number of photographs, many previously unpublished, help readers locate key trenches, fortresses, and strongholds, and together with Chris McCarthy's detailed daily narrative, enable us to understand the battle perhaps better than anyone—including its architects—ever has.
 
Contents
Introduction
July
August
September
October
November
Postscript
Appendices
British and Dominion Infantry and Pioneer Battalions
German Infantry
Victoria Cross Awards
Bibliography
Index
 
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