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Three armies on the Somme

William James Philpott

Three armies on the Somme

the first battle of the twentieth century

by William James Philpott

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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Army -- History -- World War, 1914-1918,
  • France. -- Armée -- History -- World War, 1914-1918,
  • Germany. -- Heer -- History -- World War, 1914-1918,
  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William Philpott.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD545.S7 P495 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24054642M
    ISBN 109780307265852
    LC Control Number2010004070
    OCLC/WorldCa436030168


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Three Armies on the Somme is an attempt to finally set the record straight: Many of the histories and memoirs written about this important battle - including those of the statesmen Winston Churchill and Lloyd George, both of which Philpott powerfully rebuts - recount the missteps of the British command but fail to account for the fact that.

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It was the most brutal fight in a war that scarred. Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century William Philpott, Knopf, $35 (p) ISBN Buy this book Philpott, a military historian at King’s College.

Nov 01,  · The Somme campaignwas a struggle of three armies, and three empires. Each left its young men andtheir memorials in that patch of Picardy downland, now lush, quiet andmournful.

On the hills opposite Albert, the British army made its longest and greatestsacrifice in the allied cause/5(5). Get this from a library. Three armies on the Somme: the first battle of the twentieth century. [William James Philpott] -- A reinterpretation of a defining World War I battle argues that it provided crucial information to British and French forces to end the war by shaping understandings of such emerging technologies as.

Jun 03,  · Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. xiii, $, The answer lies in Philpott's observation late in the book that the Somme was “the British Empire's first great modern battle” (p. The British bore the brunt of the Somme offensive, and in a war in which.

Attrition emerged as the only means of defeating industrialized belligerents that were mobilizing all their resources for war.

An exciting, indispensable work of military history, Three Armies on the Somme challenges our received ideas about the Battle of the Somme, and about the very nature of war.

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About the Book. A reinterpretation of a defining World War I battle argues that it provided crucial information to British and French forces to end the war by shaping understandings of such emerging technologies as the tank and machine gun.

Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century by William Philpott and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at multdemsvote.com The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and French Third Republic against the German multdemsvote.com took place between 1 July and 18 November on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France.

The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies and was the largest battle of Location: Somme River, north-central Somme and south.

Dec 14,  · On the other hand, Three Armies of the Somme is not a conventional campaign history. The author, William Philpott, is more specifically interested in the overall war, and he uses the Somme as a kind of refractive medium, a prism through which to analyze the entirety of the war itself.

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The first day on the Somme, 1 Julywas the beginning of the Battle of Albert (1–13 July), the name given by the British to the first two weeks of the Battle of the multdemsvote.com corps of the French Sixth Army and the British Fourth and Third armies attacked the German 2nd Army (General Fritz von Below) from Foucaucourt south of the Somme northwards across the Ancre to Serre and at Location: Somme, Picardy, France, 50°1′N 2°41′E /.

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You have 8 days to read it. If you've not attended the seminars before, you're truly. Yet are we right to view the Somme in this way?Drawing on a vast number of sources such as letters, diaries and numerous archives, Bloody Victory describes in vivid detail the physical conditions, the combat and exceptional bravery against the odds but it also, uniquely, captures how the Somme defined the twentieth century in so many ways.

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Sep 16,  · Three Armies on the Somme: The First Battle of the Twentieth Century. The size and presentation of this volume, along with the back cover hype and the author's credentials, promise much more than they deliver.

What this writer tells about the French army has been equally well told elsewhere; what he contributes about the German army is less.

Mar 08,  · Lauri Törni / Larry Thorne was a U.S. Special Forces officer during the Vietnam War, who had also been in World War II, as a Commander in the German Army and. Feb 07,  · The Somme war was the bloodiest war in all of history and many casualties lost their lives. As I read the book Three Armies on the Somme, I slowly understand that this was a meaningless war for almost everyone.

It was just being fought for the satisfaction of the higher generals and governments, as was the whole World War I. Jul 01,  · The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War.

Fought between July 1 and November 1,near the Somme River in. First Battle of the Somme, (July 1–November 13, ), costly and largely unsuccessful Allied offensive on the Western Front during World War I. The horrific bloodshed on the first day of the battle became a metaphor for futile and indiscriminate slaughter.

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