Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and triumph (Campaign)

By Andrew Robertshaw

The 1st day of the conflict of the Somme of global battle I (1914-1918) continues to be on checklist as having the most important variety of deaths in anyone day in any warfare. This ebook explores the myths of this notorious conflict, and using mines, tunnels, gasoline and flame-throwers by means of the British together with cutting edge strategies reminiscent of smoke. Andrew Robertshaw analyses the 1st day of the conflict, explaining how British strategies built as a result adventure of the Somme, and gives an outline of the occasions alongside the total entrance line, analyzing the activities of 2 British Corps, VIII at Serre and XIII at Montauban.

Show description

Quick preview of Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and triumph (Campaign) PDF

Similar World War 1 books

The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade

The nice and Holy battle deals the 1st examine how faith created and lengthy the 1st international battle. on the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the warfare, historian Philip Jenkins unearths the strong spiritual dimensions of this modern day campaign, a interval that marked a disturbing quandary for Western civilization, with results that echoed in the course of the remainder of the 20th century.

World War I in 100 Objects

A dynamic social background commemorating the a centesimal anniversary of the beginning of global struggle IGeneral readers and historical past buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A heritage of the realm in a hundred gadgets. In that culture, this good-looking commemorative quantity supplies a special viewpoint on probably the most pivotal and unstable occasions of recent background.

The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War

Named one of many Ten top Books of 2013 via The EconomistWorld conflict I altered the panorama of the trendy international in each possible enviornment. thousands died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political activities arose; poison fuel, warplanes, tanks, submarines, and different applied sciences seemed. "Total warfare" emerged as a grim, mature fact.

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

The Gallipoli crusade of 1915–16 was once an ill-fated Allied try and shorten the battle by means of putting off Turkey, making a Balkan alliance opposed to the significant Powers, and securing a sea path to Russia. A failure in all respects, the operation resulted in catastrophe, and the Allied forces suffered a few 390,000 casualties.

Extra resources for Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and triumph (Campaign)

Show sample text content

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 43 votes