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These Englishmen Who Died for France: 1st July 1916: The Bloodiest Day in British History

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These Englishmen Who Died for France: 1st July 1916: The Bloodiest Day in British History

English | 2022 | ISBN: ‎ 1800310870 | 178 pages | True EPUB | 3 MB

"In what context was the offensive conceived? What happened on the field that day? What factors contributed to this human catastrophe? Were errors made which could have been avoided? These are the questions that this book tries to answer, narrated very often in the present tense to better enable us to experience the main stages of the battle – from tactical preparations to combat, including the state of mind of the troops and their commanders." La MarseillaiseOn 1st July 1916, the Bay of Somme was the scene of the deadliest day in British military history. What happened there?
Englishmen, Scotsmen, Irishmen, Welshmen, Canadians, South Africans, Australians, New Zealanders – many soldiers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth volunteered in 1916 to attack on the front in Picardy, a much heavier involvement than in the previous years of the First World War. On that day more than 20,000 of them lost their lives on the battlefield, coming to...

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