The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsidered

The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsidered

Regular price$39.95
/

  • Low stock - 10 items left
  • Inventory on the way

The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsidered




Author:Peter Liddle
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6.5" x 9.5"
Pages:224
Publisher:Pen and Sword Military
ISBN:9781783400515
Item No. 9781783400515



Twenty-four years after the publication of his classic study of the Somme, Peter Liddle reconsiders the battle in the light of recent scholarship. The battle still gives rise to fierce debate and, with Passchendaele, it is often seen as the epitome of the tragic folly of the First World War. But is this a reasoned judgment? Peter Liddle, in this authoritative study, reexamines the concept and planning of the operation and follows the course of the action through the entire four and a half months of the fighting. His narrative is based on the graphic testimony of the men engaged in the struggle, not just concentrating on the front-line infantryman but also the gunner, sapper, medical man, airman and yes, the nurse, playing her crucial role behind the line of battle. The reader is privileged in getting a direct insight into how those who were there coped with the extraordinary, often prolonged, stress of the experience and maintained to a remarkable degree a level of morale adequate for what had to be endured.