by CHURCHILL ALEXANDRA (9780750965323)



Release Date: 01 August 2016
Format: Paperback
Category: First World War
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780750965323

Commemorative day-by-day look at 141 ordinary soldiers who gave their lives at the Somme. The Battle of the Somme was not only the costliest battle of the First World War, but one of the bloodiest in human history, with over a million lives lost. Each of those lives was special. In this day-by-day commemorative journal, 141 of those soldiers have been chosen, and the stories behind them described, one for each day of the battle. The poignancy of their personal tragedies will remind us of the great sacrifices made by ordinary men for our future freedom. Alexandra Churchill is an author, researcher and historian who has contributed to and appeared on numerous television documentaries, including Timewatch (BBC2), Fighting the Red Baron (Channel 4) and Titanic with Len Goodman (BBC1). Her first book, the critically acclaimed 'Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War' was published in 2014. Her second book, 'Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War' (July 2015), was her first collaboration with Andrew Holmes. Andrew Holmes is a photographer whose battlefield work has earned him many fans. He recently collaborated with Alexandra Churchill on 'Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War' (July 2015). SELLING POINTS: ? Follows the 141 days of the battle of the Somme, with a soldier's story for each day of the battle ? Entries can be read one a day ? Personal insight to the tragic stories of some of those who lost their lives at the bloodiest battle in human history ? Covers British and Commonwealth soldiers ? Stunning historical and battlefield photography 150 b/w illustrations

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