Thiepval by Michael Stedman (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by kerchi » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:29 pm
Posts: 2160
In memory of
John Bardgett
(15309 L/Cpl.)

11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
This is a great book from the Battleground Somme series published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd. It covers the offensive that took place around the town of Thiepval but includes information relating to the Lonsdales and their struggles including, amongst other things, the night raid on the Granatloch in an attempt to search for vital enemy intelligence. It has some great illustrations and photographs, the latest edition having a colour section about the visitor's centre. It is an easy read and offers detailed information that is, in my opinion, interesting and gripping. Not a large book, at 190 pages, this was £10.99 new. Available at any good book shops. ISBN 1-84415-350-9
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by spike » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:49 pm
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Posts: 1788
In memory of
John Farrer
(19455 Pte.)

11th Border Regiment
k.i.a. 1st July 1916
I like the idea of the suggested walks at the end of the book and have always had half a mind to try the Lonsdale Walk suggested.