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The Somme 1916

The Somme 1916

by Andrew Rawson
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
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This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units.

But the book goes further than this as carefully chosen viewpoints, which are practical for anyone exploring in a car, have been suggested. They give the visitor different perspectives of the ground where their ancestors fought and died; and in many cases are buried in an unmarked grave.

There is useful information on the structure of the British Army and the weapons, equipment and uniforms the men used. Information on the different methods of attacks used, the development of tactics and life in the trenches is also included. As well as this, there is a guide to the key cemeteries, memorials and museums the visitor should consider seeing to complete a visit.

This book will help the casual visitor walk in their ancestor's footsteps across the Somme battlefield. It will also guide the regular visitor across different areas of the battlefield, away from the popular points, and help all visitors accomplish the rewarding experience of connecting the battles of the past with the terrain of today.

ISBN:
9781473864207
9781473864207
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-08-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
241.3x165.1mm
Andrew Rawson

Andrew Rawson is a freelance writer who has over forty books to his name, including eight Pen and Sword 'Battleground Europe' travel books and three History Press 'Handbook' reference books.

He edited Eyes Only: The Top Secret Correspondence between Marshall and Eisenhower and Organizing Victory: The War Conferences 1941-1945. He has written two books covering Auschwitz Extermination Camp and wartime Krakow, as well as a ten part series on the British Army's campaigns 1914-18. He has a master's degree with Birmingham University's history department.

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