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British Battalions on the Somme - Ray Westlake

London: Leo Cooper, 1994, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Although seventy-eight years have passed since the Battle of the Somme was fought, interest in this, the bloodiest battle of the First World War, has never waned. The reason is not hard to find — no less than 616 infantry battalions took part in the battle and the total butcher’s bill for the British came to an appalling 419,000 men, which means that there were few households in the land who did not have a relative involved. The author has collated all the information so painstakingly gathered to produce the first comprehensive compendium of the exact movements of every battalion involved in the battle. This book will be invaluable not only to researchers but to all those visiting the battlefield and anxious to trace the movements of their forbears.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 308
ISBN: 0850523745

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