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This review is from: Pals on the Somme 1916 (Kindle Edition)
This is a lovely little book and also a compelling sales pitch from Pen & Sword which has distilled information from its growing stable of Pals books into a handy volume which summarises the Pals on the Somme. In many respects the book could be seen a taster for more detailed studies on the Liverpool Pals, Manchester Pals, Salford Pals et al, but it also stands quite happily and confidently on its own two feet.
There are very helpful chapters on the raising, equipping and training of the Pals and then of course the tragic denouement to all of that Sunny August 1914 enthusiasm and patriotism in the fields in front of Serre and Thiepval. I've used this book a lot in recent weeks and although its now been in print a few years, its a cracking overview of the Pals and the roll they played both in Kitchener's New Army and Haig's Somme adventure.