Where the Out-of-Print is Available Again
Advanced
Now Buying
Now Buying

Somme 1 July 1916 - Tragedy and Triumph

Somme 1 July 1916 - Tragedy and Triumph
Condition: MINT/New
Was: $18.95
SALE Price: $17.06
Retail Price: $21.95
You Save: $4.89


Condition: VG+
Was: $15.00
SALE Price: $13.50
Retail Price: $21.95
You Save: $8.45

Somme 1 July 1916 - Tragedy and Triumph
by Osprey
Author: Andrew Robertshaw
Publish Date: 2006
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.3"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147757432
Mfg. part #: OSPCAM169
Type: Softcover

Description

The first day of the battle of the Somme has always been perceived as a day of tragedy for the British Army, with the slaughter of 60,000 men on the battlefield. What seemed to be poor planning on the part of the British command meant that soldiers were sent into no man's land to face the horrors of uncut barbed wire and waves of German machine gun fire. However, there were triumphs amongst the tragedy. This book discusses the successes and failures of the British and the German forces along the frontline. It also offers a detailed account of the battle itself, following the actions of individual units throughout the day.

Contents:

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