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- DescriptionThis new volume in the long-running Images of War series features the actions of the British Army on the Somme. Not only is the book comprised of rare photographs illustrating the actions of the British army fighting on the Somme, but it is accompanied by a powerful text written by Official War Correspondent Philip Gibbs, who was an eyewitness to the events. Photographs from the battlefield illustrate the terrible conditions, which the British forces on the battlefield endured in the torious engagement, which has become synymous with vainglorious sacrifice. This book incorporates a wide range of images encompassing the actions of the British infantry and their supporting artillery. Also featured are images, which depict the almost incomprehensible reality of landscape, which characterized the war in the trenches. Portraits of the British troops are contrasted with German prisoners of war and the endless battle to get the supply columns through to the front.
- Author BiographySir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (1 May 1877-10 March 1962) was an English journalist and prolific author of books, who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. He was officially accredited as a war correspondent in 1915, and his work appeared mainly in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Chronicle. Gibbs's wartime output was prodigious. He produced a stream of newspaper articles and a series of books: The Soul of the War (1915), The Battle of the Somme (1917), From Bapaume to Passchendaele (1918) and The Realities of War (1920).
- Author(s)Sir Philip Gibbs
- PublisherPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Date of Publication30/06/2016
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationSouth Yorkshire
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPen & Sword Military
- Content Note250 illustrations
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
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