The First Day on the Somme

The First Day on the Somme

by Martin Middlebrook


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The First Day on the Somme 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Whiskey3pa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Well written and full of first person accounts. The courage of the troops was remarkable and the mediocrity of the leadership sad.
Miro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very good book about the failure of the British Imperial generals to adapt to WWI trench warfare and the enormous loss of life that this entailed.
ksmyth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at Munroe's in downtown Victoria B.C. a couple. Though on vacation, I was deathly ill at the time, and locked myself up in my room with this book for a couple of days. I found this a fascinating book, with many first hand observations of that first day, across the Somme front. Perhaps it was more most meaningful because the quality of the disaster was spread so uniformly across the all of the units participating. It is also significant knowing that the second day, and third day were a lot like the first, and so on for a period of months.
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