The British experience is contrasted by a collection of “propaganda” war dispatches by Sir Philip Gibbs, that which we originally published in 1916, in the pages of Daily Telegraph and Daily Chronicle to boost moral on the home front. It is an example of a contemporary attempt to view the war from “the other side of the hill” these dispatches provide an insight into the battle from the perspective of the German Army on the Somme. The British who read this rubbish must have wondered why the War was not won in 1916 !
WALKING INTO HELL The Somme through British and German Eyes
This powerful volume features a vivid description of the action of the first day of the Battle of the Somme as viewed from the British perspective by Edward Liveing, who fought near Gommecourt and left a highly detailed account of the first day of the battle.