• by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • Narrated by Roy McMillan
  • 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year.
Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines. The author has uncovered some remarkable stories, as yet unknown, of action and heroism in the face of battle. He weaves in these firsthand experiences, creating a remarkable portrait of life at the front.


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Maps Needed

Whilst good, this audiobook desperately needs accompanying maps that you'd get with the actual book.
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- Robert H.


Very well narrated.
Excellent account of the campaign. Intelligent use of contemporary accounts.
Does not shy away from the killing of those who surrendered.
Primarily from the allied point of view.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-06-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd