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By Jack Sheldon

Ninety years after the conflict of the Somme was once fought, viewers proceed to flock in very huge numbers to the large Memorial to the lacking at Thiepval, web site of a sour three-month fight through the summer time of 1916.

This e-book explains intimately how, from the fall of 1914 onwards, the German defenders became this key characteristic right into a almost impregnable place, from which they have been capable for weeks on finish to repulse each try and catch it. Drawing on unique maps, photos and private money owed of the German defenders, the reader is taken level through degree in the course of the battles for the German entrance line among Ovillers and Saint Pierre Divion, through the years from September 1914 to September 1916. It explains why the British assaults of 1st July 1916 failed so catastrophically, and culminates with an account of its eventual loss on the finish of September 1916.

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