By Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN-10: 1472823079

ISBN-13: 9781472823076

The conflict of the Somme used to be the main devastating engagement during which British troops fought through the First international warfare. The 141 days of clash observed 400,000 British and Commonwealth casualties, with 60,000 at the first day by myself. because the finish of the battle, the battlefield has turn into hallowed floor as viewers fall silent on the sight of the rows of white gravestones marking the resting position of tens of millions of soldiers.

Published in partnership with the Commonwealth battle Graves fee (CWGC), it is a thematic advisor to approximately 30 destinations at the Somme. published as a part of the commemorations of the anniversary of the conflict, this a top quality, climate resistant battlefield significant other, spiral certain and containing a map and battlefield trails. It indicates websites to go to, and divulges a few of the lesser-known tales in the back of CWGC websites and the boys and girls they commemorate, supplying a photo of the day's struggling with and its casualties. this can be a useful source for a person traveling to the Somme during this centenary year.

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