France and Belgium 1916. Vol II. 2nd July 1916 to the end of the Battles of the Somme. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR.

This volume covers the whole Somme Offensive from the day after the opening attacks on 1st July to its conclusion in November 1916. Apart from detailed analysis of the battles- including the subsidiary but catastrophic attack at Fromelles- other subjects treated are the Chantilly Conference, operation elsewhere on the British front, transportation problems and tactics employed during the battles. A very comprehensive account of a grim 4 months .