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5.0 out of 5 stars Poets Corner on the Somme, 1 April 2002
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This review is from: Fricourt and Mametz: Somme (Battleground Europe) (Paperback)
This is a remarkable book covering the actions at Fricourt/Mametz from 1 July 1916 onwards. Many famous literary figures such as Siegfried Sassoon served in this area. So did Bernard Montgomery who became a famous general during World War 2. Contains very good photos and maps for the visitor to explore the area. Numerous cemeteries also abound in the area, one of the most famous being the Devonshire Cemetery which contains the remains of Lt William Noel Hodgson who was killed in the first wave of attack. He is famous for the poem "Before Action." A well worth addition to a remarkable series of battlefield guides by Pen and Sword Books
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5.0 out of 5 stars A guide to a less frequented part of the Somme battlefield., 26 Sep 1999
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A comprehensive guide very suitable to the armchair traveller of a particular part of the Somme battlefield, some of which is seldom visited. Wilfred Owen's friend Siegfried Sassoon won his Military Cross here. Graves and Hodgson served in this area too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on an area which deserves more attention, 6 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Fricourt and Mametz: Somme (Battleground Europe) (Paperback)
In my view the best of the Pen & Sword Somme guides (although I have to confess I have not read them all). This is a fascinating area which has not changed a great deal with some interesting literary associations. Several sites like the Devonshire Cemetery and the German Cemetery at Fricourt are well known but others such as the two beautiful Point 110 Cemeteries deserve a visit and Bois Francais with it's mine craters also deserve more attention.

The book is well up to the others with excellent photographs and maps although there are several trench map coordinates referred to which really require one of the facsimile copies which you can get from the Imperial War Museum. These are well worth buying in any case.

If visiting I would also recommend reading Robert Graves' Goodbye to all that before hand as it has some interesting passages set in the area.

One minor word of warning the walking tour maps don't include a scale and despite the suggestion that 3 hours at a leisurely pace was enough, I found one was about 8-9 miles which exhausted my spouse's rather limited enthusiasm for battlefields.
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Fricourt and Mametz: Somme (Battleground Europe) by Michael Stedman (Paperback - 4 Sep 1997)
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