By Peter Liddle
Now not limited to the view of the front-line infantryman, this article additionally describes the reviews of the gunner, sapper, airman, scientific officer, and nursing sister. the writer explains how the Somme turned scorched into the nation's background and into its historic attention, yet with a distortion produced by means of a literary legacy as regrettable because it is comprehensible. during this ebook, Liddle takes factor with the judgement of a few historians and with the generally held verdict at the conflict. in addition, in end, he demonstrates how the morales of the British Expeditionary strength triumphantly survived any such lengthy and significant adventure. The narrative attracts extensiely on diaries, letters, reviews, pictures and drawings from the Liddle selection of the college of Leeds.
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