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The Resource Somme : into the breach, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Somme : into the breach, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

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Somme : into the breach
Title
Somme
Title remainder
into the breach
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Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
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Language
eng
Summary
The notion of battles as the irreducible building blocks of war demands a single verdict of each campaign--victory, defeat, stalemate. But this kind of accounting leaves no room to record the nuances and twists of actual conflict. In Somme: Into the Breach, the noted military historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore shows that by turning our focus to stories of the front line--to acts of heroism and moments of both terror and triumph--we can counter, and even change, familiar narratives. Planned as a decisive strike but fought as a bloody battle of attrition, the Battle of the Somme claimed over a million dead or wounded in months of fighting that have long epitomized the tragedy and folly of World War I. Yet by focusing on the first-hand experiences and personal stories of both Allied and enemy soldiers, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore defies the customary framing of incompetent generals and senseless slaughter. In its place, eyewitness accounts relive scenes of extraordinary courage and sacrifice, as soldiers ordered "over the top" ventured into No Man's Land and enemy trenches, where they met a hail of machine-gun fire, thickets of barbed wire, and exploding shells. Rescuing from history the many forgotten heroes whose bravery has been overlooked, and giving voice to their bereaved relatives at home, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the Somme campaign in all its glory as well as its misery, helping us to realize that there are many meaningful ways to define a battle when seen through the eyes of those who lived it.--
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Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh
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940.4/272
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Somme, 1st Battle of the (France : 1916)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military campaigns
  • France
  • France
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into the breach
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Somme : into the breach, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
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Publication
Note
"Original English language edition first published by Penguin Books Ltd, London."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [581]-586) and index
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text
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Contents
Great expectations -- Paradise lost -- A gentleman's agreement -- The build-up -- Fatal flaw -- The first blows -- False dawn -- Hunter-Bunter's folly -- Rattling the cage -- Neither fish nor fowl -- Achilles heel -- An opportunity missed -- Of moles and men -- Land of hope and glory -- Bull's eye -- The attack -- Repercussions -- Can't see the wood for the trees -- Big bang -- Surrounded -- Repulsed -- A terrible mistake -- Sacrifice of the Australians -- The charge -- An eye for an eye -- The check -- On parole -- Second time lucky -- Counter-attack -- The back door -- Butchers -- The human factor -- Shell-shocked -- Last throw of the dice -- Bloodlust -- The caterpillars -- Hard times -- Ambushed -- Weather permitting
Control code
1648247
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xlviii, 607 pages
Isbn
9780674545199
Lccn
2016025276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026238083
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674545199
  • (OCoLC)930255943
Label
Somme : into the breach, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
Publication
Note
"Original English language edition first published by Penguin Books Ltd, London."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [581]-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great expectations -- Paradise lost -- A gentleman's agreement -- The build-up -- Fatal flaw -- The first blows -- False dawn -- Hunter-Bunter's folly -- Rattling the cage -- Neither fish nor fowl -- Achilles heel -- An opportunity missed -- Of moles and men -- Land of hope and glory -- Bull's eye -- The attack -- Repercussions -- Can't see the wood for the trees -- Big bang -- Surrounded -- Repulsed -- A terrible mistake -- Sacrifice of the Australians -- The charge -- An eye for an eye -- The check -- On parole -- Second time lucky -- Counter-attack -- The back door -- Butchers -- The human factor -- Shell-shocked -- Last throw of the dice -- Bloodlust -- The caterpillars -- Hard times -- Ambushed -- Weather permitting
Control code
1648247
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xlviii, 607 pages
Isbn
9780674545199
Lccn
2016025276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026238083
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674545199
  • (OCoLC)930255943

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