By Peter Hart
One of the bloodiest battles in global history―a army tragedy that will come to outline a generation.On July 1, 1916, the British military introduced the “Big Push” that was once alleged to deliver an finish to the awful stalemate at the Western entrance among British, French, and German forces. What resulted used to be one of many maximum unmarried human catastrophes in 20th century conflict. Scrambling out of trenches within the face of German desktop weapons and artillery fireplace, the Allied Powers misplaced over twenty thousand squaddies that first day. This “battle” could drag on for an additional 4 bloody months, leading to over a million causalities one of the 3 powers.
because the oral historian on the Imperial battle Museum in London, Peter Hart has dropped at mild new fabric by no means ahead of visible or heard. The Somme is an exceptional evocation of worldwide battle I’s iconic contest―the definitive account of 1 of the main tragedies of the 20 th century. 32 b&w illustrations