The Somme

The Somme

The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

Book - 2008
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Traces the harrowing 1916 "Big Push" confrontation between English, French, and German forces during which the British lost more than twenty thousand soldiers in the first day, in a narrative account drawn from letters, diaries, and first-person testimonies.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2008.
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed.
ISBN: 9781605980164
1605980161
Characteristics: 589 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.

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Aw_19 Aug 18, 2017

It's an authoritative work but a bit too ponderous for me. Also, too long. I couldn't finish it and gave up after 70 pages. I think the author overuses long block quotes. There's virtually one on every page. And while I appreciate hearing the voices of those who fought in the battle, the quotes are not always the most readable.

I would only recommend this for WWI and military history buffs seeking an intensely detailed recounting of the battle.

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Hessian
Apr 13, 2013

An amazing book, top notch! Very well researched, with tons of personal narratives, a book like this is about as close as we can get to actually being there. The vivid descriptions found in this book bring the true horror of the Somme back from the mists of time and memory. It is also a moving tribute to those who fought and died there, in 1916.

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