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Title: The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme.
Description: Pan, London, 1997.. 380 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0330352202 B&w plates, maps. "This book offers a remarkably fresh perspective on the bitterly fought 1916 campaign; it also describes the later battles of the Somme in the Great War's final year, 1918. Using hi therto unpublished evidence from the archieves of the Imperial War Museum, it tells its powerful and dramatic story through the letters and diaries of those who were there. (The author) has woven the many and varied accounts of well over a h u n d r e d participants - mainly British, but with not few Germans - into a rich tapestry of experience, so that the book reads less like a conventional history and more like a war novel. The characters come from almost every rank, from general t o or di na ry s o ldier, from a captain who could write, 'It's a marvellous war', or 'Hardship be damned! It's all one long blaze of glory', to a private whose attitude was, 'There is not much glory these days in dying for your country'." Interior - cl ean an d t igh t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, two small corner creases, multiple creases on spine, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss on rear cover due to label removal, a few tiny sc uff s on rea r co ver. Go od -.

Keywords: German Army, Tanks, Trenches, Trench Warfare, Ancre, Albert, Ypres, Royal Artillery, Australian Corps, Beaumont Hamel, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Gommecourt, Fricourt, Hawthorn Ridge, London Regiment, No Man's Land, Ovillers, Pals, Mametz, Pozier

Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 24078

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