The Battle of the Somme took place from July 1 through November 18, 1916, making 2016 the 100th anniversary of this major battle of World War I, the "war to end all wars," as Woodrow Wilson called it. The book offers an exciting popular narrative, with emphasis on the key personalities and its strategic and political significance. The battle is set in the context of the history of modern warfare, technologically, culturally, and politically. Although it was fought in Europe, the American perspective is included prominently.
The Battle of the Somme