The Battle of the Somme: A Topographical History (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:29 pm
Posts: 2160
In memory of
John Bardgett
(15309 L/Cpl.)

11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
This book was another helpful resource when working on my research. Not only is it easy reading that doesn't bore the socks off you, it actually has a great deal of information about the places fought during the Battle of the Somme. Listed alphabetically, it is easy to find the places that are of interest to you (of course that's what an index is for as well but in this instance I am stressing that it is a comfortable read)!!

You can't expect a comprehensive history of every place but the author has done a superb job in capturing the essence of took place in each location. I was lucky enough to use this resource to cross-reference other sources, which luckily enough linked up and matched to every detail. RRP £25, I bought my copy from eBay for less than £5 and I can honestly say it is one of the best 'book' buys I've made. Originally called When the Barrage Lifts. ISBN 0-7509-1344-4 If you want to learn more about the locations and what fighting took place then this will definitely be a good starting point.