The Hell They Called High Wood

The Somme 1916

Terry Norman

The Somme was surely one of the bloodiest rendezvous for battle of all time. The Germans showed great determination defending it and it was not until September that it finally fell to the attackers. This exceptional book not only paints a graphic and gruesome picture of the fighting but sheds light on the problems of high command.
Date Published :
August 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9780850529869
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$36.95
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844158973
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$25.99
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Overview
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The Somme was surely one of the bloodiest rendezvous for battle of all time. High Wood, dominating the Bazentin Ridge, was the fiercely contested focal point of the battle. The Germans showed great determination and sacrifice defending the feature and it was not until September that it finally fell to the attackers. ironically the successful divisional commander was rewarded with dismissal for "wanton waste of men".

This exceptional book not only paints a graphic and gruesome picture of the fighting but sheds light on the problems of high command.

About The Author
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Terry Norman is an author and a historian.

REVIEWS
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”This fine work not only portrays a very graphic and gruesome picture of the battlefield, but sheds light on the problems of command.”

- The Great War Magazine

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