Título: The First Day on the Somme - The Battle of ...
Editorial: W.W. Norton & Co.
Año de publicación: 1972
Encuadernación: Hard Cover in Dust Jacket
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Edición: Book Club
1972 Book Club edition Hardcover book in DJ . Very Good BC book in Very Good jacket ; Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve . tiny faint pencil number inside corner of colored end page; some age darkening to rough page edges as is usual with this volume and inside back of jacket ; tiny edge nicks here and there to black softpaper jacket, not as noticeable inside new clear protective sleeve . Nice Clean fresh smelling attractive looking late 60s early 70s style vintage book; White textured cloth over boards, with classic 70s colors yellow & avacado green; decorated spine in yellow with green colored heavy endpages; all in original B&W photographic jacket with bright orange titles to front, back and spine . 381 pages with index & 3 appendices + illustrated with B&W line maps + 32 pages of Glossy Black & White archival photographs throughout . Historian Martin Middlebrook studied not only the official and regimental histories, but also toured the battlefields and interviewed hundreds of survivors of both sides - British and German - to show in-depth the terrifying reality of one of the blackest days in the history of warfare . The first of July, in the year 1916, during the ' Great War ' , the so-called War to End All Wars . World War One . saw the first day of the Battle of the Somme . After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7:30 am on that day, the British Army went over the top and attacked the Greman trenches . On that day, the British suffered nearly 60,000 . sixty thousand . casualties of war . two men lost for every yard gained on the front. The dead on that one awful day exceeded the battle casualties of the Crimean, the Boer, and the Korean wars, all put together. With more than 50 times the daily losses at El Alameain and 15 times the British casualties on D-Day, that black day in July 1916 went down in history as the worst for the Brtitish Army, and, as Lloyd George recognized, as a watershed in the history of the First World War. The WWI army that attacked that day was made up of volunteers who had answered Kitchener's call. They had gone into action, confident of a decisive victory. But by sunset on that very first day on the Some, it had begun a struggle simply to be endured. Confidenc, and innocence, vanished. If WWI is the beginning of modern history, then that one day is the most crucial in that change. As one survivor wrote later " So ended the golden age ". " The First Day on the Somme - The Battle of the Somme , July 1 , 1916 " . by Martin Middlebrook . Hardcover book in DJ, published by W.W. Norton & Co. , New York, 1972 Book Club edtion *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide, since 1965 *** 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/4 ". N° de ref. de la librería 6880
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