Great Push On The Somme 1916


By: William Langford
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Images of War
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781781590416
Published: 8th October 2012
RRP / Print Price: £16.99

Current purchase price:
£16.99

Great Push On The Somme 1916

In 1916, Sir Douglas Haig, commanding the BEF, began his great offensive to drive the invaders off the ground they had been occupying for over a year and a half. The 'Great Push', as the offensive was advertised to the nation, began 1 July 1916. A glossy picture magazine was produced to inform the British public of the progress of the offensive. Over a four month period until the Battle of the Somme faded away in November the magazine appeared with the following advertising blurb:
'Sir Douglas Haig's Great Push; The Battle of the Somme; A popular, pictorial and authoritative work on one of the Greatest Battles in History, illustrated by about 700 wonderful Official Photographs and Cinematograph Films; By Arrangement With the War Office; beautifully printed on the Best English Art Paper.' As is well known, the Great Push turned out to be little more than a nudge, but, for the sake of national morale, the British public had to be encouraged to believe that all was going well; especially in view of the horrific casualties wrecking the lives of families throughout the land.

The Great Push, in the form of Images of War, helps capture the propaganda thrust of the times and presents once more the illustrations of those bewildering days.

 




Some books that may interest you

The Fall of Burma 1941-1943
The Fall of Burma 1941-1943
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace

Secret Forces of World War II
Secret Forces of World War II
By: Philip Warner

Blockade
Blockade
By: Steve R. Dunn

Hitler's Violent Youth
Hitler's Violent Youth
By: Bob Carruthers

Hitler Triumphant
Hitler Triumphant
By: Peter Tsouras

Rome, Blood and Politics
Rome, Blood and Politics
By: Gareth C Sampson

From Slaves to Soldiers
From Slaves to Soldiers
By: Robert A. Geake

Memoirs of a French Napoleonic Officer
Memoirs of a French Napoleonic Officer
By: Maurice Barres

Bomber Harris: His Life and Times
Bomber Harris: His Life and Times
By: Henry Probert



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.