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The Resource The Somme, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson

The Somme, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson

Label
The Somme
Title
The Somme
Statement of responsibility
Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the long history of the British Army, the Battle of the Somme was its bloodiest encounter. Between 1 July and mid-November 1916, 432,000 of its soldiers became casualties - about 3,600 for every day of battle. German casualties, it is estimated, were far fewer - probably 230,000 - even though the British possessed superiority in the air and in artillery, the most lethal weapon on the Western Front."
  • "What went wrong for the British, and who was responsible? Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson have examined the entire public archive covering the Somme campaign in 1916 and reconstruct the day-by-day course of the war. The colossal rate of infantry casualties was not the result of defects in the infantry itself, but the inadequacy of the fire support. Responsibility for tactical mistakes was not that of the brigadiers or divisional commanders, but of the High Command and the civilian War Committee. Field-Marshall Haig is shown as repeatedly deficient in strategy, tactics, command and organisation." "Hundreds of thousands of soldiers lay down their lives in a campaign which lacked both a coherent military plan and responsible political leadership."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ANL
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Prior, Robin
Dewey number
940.4272
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1928-
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Wilson, Trevor
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  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The Somme, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2005
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 343-351
Control code
000026541155
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 358 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780868409771
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)62545369
Label
The Somme, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
Publication
Note
  • First published: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2005
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 343-351
Control code
000026541155
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 358 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780868409771
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)62545369

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