World War One/Military/interest
WHEN THE BARRAGE LIFTS
PUBLISHED GLIDDON BOOKS
FIRST EDT 19787
The Battle of the Somme continues to exert a considerable hold on the British imagination and remains a magnet for the military historian. When the Barrage Lifts is a distinguished addition to Somme literature. A compendium of the battle from June to November 1916, the book provides a short history of each town, village and wood associated with this, the bloodiest engagement of the Great War.
When the Barrage Lifts is comprehensive in scope. Set forth topographically, it ranges in its enquiry from the famous battle sites such as the High and Mametz Woods, to the obscure villages on outlying flanks. Drawing shrewdly on the testimony of those who took part — from `personalities’ of the like of Raymond Asquith and Henry Williamson to me humblest soldier of the line — the book ranges across each aspect of the battlL, including a full account of the role of the Royal Flying Corps, a battle chronology and an extensive bibliography.
Five years in the writing, based on published and rare manuscript sources, When the Barrage Lifts is the complete Somme guide — a necessary addition to the library of any student of the First World War and an essential handbook for anybody visiting the battlefields. Great War enthusiasts confused by the mass of relevant literature and opinion need look no further, for at last the Somme has found its definitive chronologist
ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
CONDITION; GOOD WITH DUST JACKET (with removable mylar cover )
INTERIOR CLEAN & TIGHT