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First Day on the Somme - Middlebrook, Martin
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After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front. With more than fifty times the daily losses at El Alamein and fifteen times the British casualties on D-day, 1 July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army. But, more than that, as Lloyd George recognised, it was a ...

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First Day on the Somme 2016, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781473877160

Revised edition

Hardcover

The First Day on the Somme 2003, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9780850529432

Revised edition

Hardcover

The First Day on the Somme 2003, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844154654

Hardcover