• by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • Narrated by Roy McMillan
  • 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year.
Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines. The author has uncovered some remarkable stories, as yet unknown, of action and heroism in the face of battle. He weaves in these firsthand experiences, creating a remarkable portrait of life at the front.


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Excellent historical research

This book was full of well researched, historical information on the First World War. Very informative and well thought out.
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- brad hamor

A gentle look at a horrific subject

This is by far one of my favorite books on the Somme and the audio version of it brings a more gentle delivery to the horrors faced on the battle field. All around a fantastic listen.
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- Morr Rabbit

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd