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An Excellent Contribution to the Pen and Sword Somme Series
on 6 July 2003
The battle of Bazentin Ridge was important for a number of reasons. It was the first night attack allowing British troops to establish a foothold on the strategically important Bazentin Ridge. Second, it allowed the Australian allies to punch a way through the Pozieres Ridge a few miles on the left flank. However, the Somme battle stagnated from this point, and it was to be two months before the Allied line was able to advance further. Overall, this is an excellent book explaining the events which occurred along the Bazentin Ridge between the dates 14th and 20th July 1916. Contains some very good maps and illustrations. At the end of the book is a worthwhile tour guide for first time and regular visitors alike.