Présentation de l'éditeur
The Battle of the Somme raged from 1 July to 18 November 1916 and was one of the bloodiest fought in military history. It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War as hundreds of thousands of men on all sides lost their lives fighting over small gains in land. Yet, this battle was also to mark a turning point in the war and to witness new methods of warfare, such as all-arms integrated attacks, with infantry units and the new Tank Corps fighting alongside each other.
In this Battle Story, Andrew Robertshaw seeks to lift the battle out of its controversy and explain what really happened and why. Complete with detailed maps and photographs, as well as fascinating facts and profiles of the leaders, this is the best introduction to this legendary battle.
Biographie de l'auteur
Andrew Robertshaw is an acclaimed World War I historian and was the lead historical consultant for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." He is heading up a major new archaeological project on Beaumont Hamel, as well as leading battlefield tours for the British Army. In 2012 he constructed a full-scale trench replica which is now a BBC filming location and educational facility. He is the author of "Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph."