The First Day on the Somme

The First Day on the SommeAfter an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front. With more than fifty times the daily losses at El Alamein and fifteen times the British casualties on D-day, 1 July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the B…

The First Day on the Somme: 1 July 1916

The First Day on the Somme: 1 July 1916Martin Middlebrook’s The First Day on the Somme is a compelling and intensely moving account of the blackest day in the history of the British army. On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man’s Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of moder…

The First Day On the Somme: 1 July 1916 (Penguin Classic Military History)

The First Day On the Somme: 1 July 1916 (Penguin Classic Military History)Martin Middlebrook’s The First Day on the Somme is a compelling and intensely moving account of the blackest day in the history of the British army. On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man’s Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of moder…

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

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The First Day on the Somme : 1 July 1916 (Classic Military History)

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The First Day on the Somme : 1 July 1916 (Classic Military History)On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man’s Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties – a third of them fatalities.

As well as drawing on official sources, local newspapers…

First Day on the Somme July 1 1916

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First Day on the Somme July 1 1916On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man’s Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties – a third of them fatalities.

As well as drawing on official sources, local newspapers…

On the Move: A pull-tab board book to help your baby focus (First Baby Days)

On the Move: A pull-tab board book to help your baby focus (First Baby Days)On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the Somme into No Man’s Land and began to walk slowly towards dug-in German troops armed with machine-guns and defended by thick barbed wire. By the end of that day, as old tactics were met by the reality of modern warfare, there had been more than 60,000 British casualties – a third of them fatalities.

As well as drawing on official sources, local newspapers…

The First Day on the Somme: 1 July 1916 (Penguin History)

The First Day on the Somme: 1 July 1916 (Penguin History)The soldiers receive the best service a historian can provide: their story is told in their own words – Guardian’For some reason nothing seemed to happen to us at first; we strolled along as though walking in a park. Then, suddenly, we were in the midst of a storm of machine-gun bullets and I saw men beginning to twirl round and fall in all kinds of curious ways’ On 1 July 1916, a continous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches o…