Images of War, The French Army On The Somme 1916, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

This is a welcome addition to the popular series based on rare archive images. The Battle of the Somme in 1916 was a major effort to break through the deadlock of trench warfare. It saw British and French troops working together, although the French effort was overshadowed by the British Expeditionary Force. – Highly Recommended

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NAME: Images of War, The French Army On The Somme 1916, Rare Photographs 
From Wartime Archives
FILE: R2770
AUTHOR: Ian Sumner
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 144
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: The Great War, WWI World War I, World War 1, First World War, Battle 
of the Somme, 1916, French Army, aircraft, trench mortars, field guns, heavy artillery

ISBN: 1-52672-548-7

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DESCRIPTION:  This is a welcome addition to the popular series based on rare 
archive images.  The Battle of the Somme in 1916 was a major effort to break 
through the deadlock of trench warfare. It saw British and French troops working
 together, although the French effort was overshadowed by the British 
Expeditionary Force. -  Highly Recommended

By 1916, the opposing armies were well dug-in. The Battle of the Somme was to prove a four month 
slogging match. The German and British casualties seized attention on both sides, leaving the French as 
something of a side show. This does not do justice to the French and this new book uses some 200 rare 
images, many never before published, to tell the French story, supported by good text in introduction 
and in captions.

With so much attention directed at the British and German troops, a strong visual matching presentation 
of the French Army in action is long overdue. The images are of high quality and well lit. They show 
how the French soldiers lived, and also those civilians who decided not to leave the area. The uniforms 
are shown, together with equipment in common use. This is a nicely executed book and important to
 any enthusiasts library of WWI history.