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Middlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields: A Comprehensive Coverage from Crecy to the World Wars [Kindle Edition]

Martin Middlebrook
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While best known as being the scene of the most terrible carnage in the WW1 the French department of the Somme has seen many other battles from Roman times to 1944. William the Conqueror launched his invasion from there; the French and English fought at Crecy in 1346; Henry V’s army marched through on their way to Agincourt in 1415; the Prussians came in 1870.

The Great War saw three great battles and approximately half of the 400,000 who died on the Somme were British – a terrible harvest, marked by 242 British cemeteries and over 50,000 lie in unmarked graves.

These statistics explain in part why the area is visited year-on-year by ever increasing numbers of British and Commonwealth citizens. This evocative book written by the authors of the iconic First Day on the Somme is a thorough guide to the cemeteries, memorials and battlefields of the area, with the emphasis on the fighting of 1916 and 1918, with fascinating descriptions and anecdotes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8626 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (6 Oct. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5U2D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,721 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't go without it ! 29 May 2010
By Audrey
I visited the Somme battlefields around Albert last month for the first time and kept my Middlebrook guide close at hand. It is really well-documented and very helpful. Thanks to the clear and precise explanations I understood much more about the places I was seeing. Don't leave without it ! I also very highly recommend Martin Middlebrook's excellent "the first day on the Somme".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 17 Dec. 2012
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If you only had to to take one book to the Somme then this is it. Driving along a lane and wonder what happened there 95 years ago just pick up this book and it will tell you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect companion 3 Feb. 2014
By Mike S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having visited the Somme four years ago, and about to embark again soon (May 2014), I recently purchased this guide. Middlebrook's book is full of facts and information, the research and dedication involved in producing the guide beggar's belief. An absolute must for a Somme visitor, and an extremely useful reference book to own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best guide available 25 Oct. 2014
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For my money, the best guide available. I have the hardback for reference at home and the kindle edition for when I'm travelling.
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