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Battle of the Somme


The bloodiest battle of World War I, beginning on 1 July 1916 and grinding on for four months. 310,000 men died, with 60,000 killed on the first day of fighting alone.

Malcolm Brown. The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme. Pan Books. 1997. 380pp.

John Buchan. The Battle of the Somme. George H. Doran Co.. 1917. 264pp.

Brian Gardner. The Big Push: A Portrait of the Battle of the Somme. William Morrow. 1963. 176pp.

Martin Gilbert. Somme: The Heroism and Horror of War. John Murray. 2007. 352pp.

Martin Gilbert. The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War. Macmillan. 2007. 368pp.

John Giles. The Somme: Then and Now. After the Battle. 1986. 154pp.

John Harris. The Somme: Death of a Generation. White Lion Publishers. 1975. 146pp.

Peter Hart. The Somme. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2005. 589pp.

John Keegan. The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme. Penguin. 1978. 364pp.

Peter Liddle. The 1916 Battle of the Somme. Wordsworth Editions. 2001. 192pp.

Martin Middlebrook. The Somme Battlefields: A Comprehensive Guide from Crecy to the Two World Wars. Viking. 1991. 385pp.

Martin Middlebrook. First Day on the Somme. Penguin. 2001. 365pp.

Robin Prior; Trevor Wilson. The Somme. Yale University Press. 2006. 368pp.

Gary Sheffield. The Somme. Cassell. 2003. 192pp.

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