Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme

A Guide for Family Historians

By: Simon Fowler
Format: Paperback
Series: Tracing Your Ancestors
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9781473823693
Published: 14th October 2015
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

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Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme

If you want to find out about an ancestor who served on the Somme during the First World War – during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 or at any time during the fighting in this sector of the Western Front – this book is the ideal guide. It provides practical information and advice on how to conduct your research. It will help you to discover when and where your ancestors served and give you an insight into his experience of the war. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.

Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting on the Somme, introducing the many historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. He identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and Imperial War Museum and the many online sites that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

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