ISBN10: 0300119631 ISBN13: 9780300119633 Contributors: Wilson, Trevor Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Aug 15 2006 Pages: 358 Weight: 1.35lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Despite superior air and artillery power, British soldiers died in catastrophic numbers at the Battle of Somme in 1916. What went wrong, and who was responsible? This book meticulously reconstructs the battle, assigns responsibility to military and political leaders, and changes forever the way we understand this encounter and the history of the Western Front.
"A magisterial piece of scholarship. . . . It is a model of historical research and should do much to further our understanding of the Great War and how it was fought."--Contemporary Review
"Revisionist history at its best."--Library Journal (starred review)
"A major addition to the literature on the military history of the Great War" - Jay Winter