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    Stewart Ross
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    0739854798
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    978-0739854792
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    Raintree (August 28, 2003)
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Of all the battles of World War I, the Battle of the Somme is the best remembered for its extraordinary .

Of all the battles of World War I, the Battle of the Somme is the best remembered for its extraordinary duration in pursuit of minimal gains, for the hardships endured by the troops in the trenches, and for the terrible casualties suffered by the British Army on the first day, July 1, 1916. Why was the Somme Valley chosen for the great push? Why did Sir Douglas Haig believe that the battle must be won at all costs? What inspired General Henry Rawlinson to command his men to walk across no man's land on July 1, resulting in 58,000 Allied casualties in a single day of fighting?

Of all the battles of World War I, the Battle of the Somme is the best remembered for its extraordinary duration in pursuit of minimal gains, for the hardships endured by the troops in the trenches, and for the terrible casualties suffered by the British Army on the first day, July 1, 1916.

Written in British English, In World War I, significant battles, treaties, conferences and other dramatic events during. Written in British English, In World War I, significant battles, treaties, conferences and other dramatic events during World War I are explored, including: the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand; the first Zeppelin raid on London; the sinking of the Lusitania; and the start of the Battle of the Somme.

The Western Front was the main theatre of war during the First World War. Following the outbreak of war in August 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by invading Luxembourg and Belgium.

The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne.

The Battle of the Somme, which took place from July to November 1916, began as an Allied offensive against German forces on the Western Front and turned into one of the most bitter and costly battles of World War I. British forces suffered more than 57,000 more. British forces suffered more than 57,000 more than 19,000 soldiers killed-on the first day of the battle alone, making it the single most disastrous day in that nation’s military history

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, the Seminal Catastrophe, and initially in North America as the European War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 . .

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, the Seminal Catastrophe, and initially in North America as the European War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history.

The 1916 Battle of the Somme remains the most famous battle of World War I, remembered for its bloodshed and . Taken together, their experiences allow us to see this dreadful historical event through multiple points of view.

The 1916 Battle of the Somme remains the most famous battle of World War I, remembered for its bloodshed and its limited territorial gains. What is often overlooked, however, is the literary importance of the Somme: more writers and poets fought in it than in any other battle in history. Narrated by Michael Sheen, this film details the experiences of the poets and writers who served in the battle.

The Second World War (1939–1945) was one of the deadliest events in the history of mankind. Fall Gelb (Case Yellow) saw the armored German units break through the Ardennes along the Somme Valley cutting off and surrounding the Allied units advancing to Belgium

The Second World War (1939–1945) was one of the deadliest events in the history of mankind. The war that claimed over 60 million lives across the globe saw many battles resulting in huge bloodshed on all sides. Some lasted for minutes while others went on for months and even years. Fall Gelb (Case Yellow) saw the armored German units break through the Ardennes along the Somme Valley cutting off and surrounding the Allied units advancing to Belgium. After the Belgian and French forces were driven back to the sea, the British evacuated their own troops and several French divisions from Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo.

While the Battle of the Somme was one of the largest and most iconic of the Great War, among the hundreds of thousands who fought there were some whose fame or infamy outlasted the battle. Anne Frank, the young Holocaust victim whose diary outlived her, is known across the world now for her journal, which described in harrowing detail life as a Jew in Nazi-controlled Germany. What is less known is that her father Otto Frank fought for the German army in World War I and took part in the Battle of the Somme.

Of all the battles of World War I, the Battle of the Somme is the best remembered for its extraordinary duration in pursuit of minimal gains, for the hardships endured by the troops in the trenches, and for the terrible casualties suffered by the British Army on the first day, July 1, 1916. Why was the Somme Valley chosen for "the great push"? Why did Sir Douglas Haig believe that the battle must be won at all costs? What inspired General Henry Rawlinson to command his men to walk across no man's land on July 1, resulting in 58,000 Allied casualties in a single day of fighting? This book looks at the battle in the context of World War I and examines the course of the battle and its long-term consequences.