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“The Battle of the Somme adds a human touch to this devastating campaign — a fine book by one whom many consider the greatest living war author.”
— Ottawa Sun
“Gilbert has unearthed fascinating details of the campaign. . . . An unforgettable read.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
“A steadily astonishing piece of work that acts as a worthy remembrance.”
— New York Post
“Superbly written . . . a fitting commemoration of the tragedy.”
— Publishers Weekly
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Martin Gilbert, the author of more than seventy books, is Winston Churchill’s official biographer and a leading historian of the modern world. In 1995 he was knighted “for services to British history and international relations,” and in 1999 he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature by the University of Oxford for the totality of his published work. As a British schoolboy he was sent to Canada to live out the years of World War II in safety. He now divides his time between London, Ontario, and London, England.See all Product Description