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Liveing, Edward - 24 Hours on the Somme: My Experiences of the First Day of the Somme 1 July 1916 - 9781445655451 - V9781445655451
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24 Hours on the Somme: My Experiences of the First Day of the Somme 1 July 1916

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Description for 24 Hours on the Somme: My Experiences of the First Day of the Somme 1 July 1916 Paperback. A rare and forgotten first hand account of the first day of the Battle of the Somme by a British infantry soldier who went 'over the top' and survived. Num Pages: 96 pages, 70. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JJF; BTM; HBWN; JWLF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 168 x 233 x 9. Weight in Grams: 302.
A rare and forgotten first-hand account of the first day of the Battle of the Somme by a British infantry soldier who went `over the top' and survived. There are many accounts of the Battle of the Somme by surviving British soldiers. However, the Somme was not a single battle, but a series of offensives and small localised attacks fought over four and a half months. What is etched into the British psyche is the huge loss of life suffered by the `poor bloody infantry' on the first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916. The carnage ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Amberley
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
96
Place of Publication
Chalford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781445655451
SKU
V9781445655451
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-56

About Liveing, Edward
Edward Liveing was a twenty-year-old junior infantry officer when he led his platoon of the County of London Regiment from the trenches on the Somme in the third wave at Gommecourt at 730am plus 45 seconds on 1 July 1916. He worked for the BBC after the war and died in 1963.

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