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Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice of the Somme

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by William Philpott

1 July 1916: this hot hellish day of the Battle of the Somme has dominated our perception of the First World War for nearly a century. The shameful waste, the pointlessness of young lives lost for the sake of a few yards, the barbaric attitudes of the British leaders, the horror and ignominy of failure. All have occupied our thoughts for generations. Yet are we right to view the Somme in this way? This powerful new account argues that our view has been obscured by myth and tragedy, and that we need to see the Somme as contemporaries saw it: as a necessary stage in an intensive and brutal war of attrition.

 

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ISBN: 9780349120041

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The Sacrifice on the Somme

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New paperback, 721 pages, with illustrations and maps. Minor bump on bottom left side of card cover