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Author Philpott, William James.
Title Three armies on the Somme : the first battle of the twentieth century / William Philpott.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2010], c2009.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 1  940.42 P    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xiii, 631 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Note "Originally published in Great Britain in different form as Bloody victory : the sacrifice on the Somme and the making of the twentieth century : the battle, the myth, the legacy by Little, Brown ... in London, in 2009"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Engagement -- Three armies -- The strategic labyrinth -- Planning the attritional battle -- Preparing the big push -- "Varying fortune" : 1 July 1916 -- Exploitation -- The battle of attrition : August 1916 -- Behind the lines -- The tipping point : September 1916 -- Muddy stalemate : October-December 1916 -- "Victory inclining to us" -- Remobilisation -- Decision in Picardy : 1918 -- Aftermath and memory -- Reflection -- Appendix: a note on military organisation, 1914-1918.
Subject Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.
Great Britain. Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
France. Armée -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
Germany. Heer -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
Added Title Bloody victory
First battle of the twentieth century
ISBN 9780307265852
0307265854