World War One/Military/interest
Twelve Days on The Somme , Memoir of the Trenches 1916
MEMOIR OF THE TRENCHES 1916
PUBLISHED ; GREENHILL
FIRST EDT 2006
A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany’s military strength. By the end of the action, the Allied forces had made just twelve kilometres. For this slight gain, over a million lives were lost—there were more than 400,000 British, 200,000 French and 500,000 German casualties.
Twelve Days on the Somme is a memoir of the last spell of front-line duty performed by the West Yorkshire Regiment. Written by Sidney Rogerson, a young officer in B Company, it gives an extraordinarily frank and often moving account of what it was really like to live through one of the most notorious battles of the First World War. From the terrible panic of crossing no man’s land, to the squalid drudgery of trench life, Rogerson creates a full and evocative picture of this horrific and epoch-changing conflict.
CONDITION; V GOOD WITH DUST JACKET
INTERIOR CLEAN & TIGHT