The offensive on the Somme took place between July and November 1916 and is perhaps the most iconic battle of the Great War. It was there that Kitchener s famous Pals Battalions were first sent into action en masse and it was a battlefield where many of the dreams and aspirations of a nation, hopeful of victory, were agonisingly dashed.
SOMME The Epic Battle in the Soldier’s Own Words and Photographs
Because of its legendary status, the Somme has been the subject of many books. However, nothing has ever been published on the Battle in which the soldiers own photographs have been used to illustrate both the campaign’s extraordinary comradeship and its carnage.