Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived
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Forgotten Voices of the Somme: The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived

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'All I could see were men lying dead, men screaming,men on the barbed wire shrieking, and I thought, "What can I do?" I was alone in a hell of fire, smoke and stink.' More like this in the words of those who survived the Somme
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published 2008 by Ebury Press
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zoe
I learned quite a bit about The Battle of The Somme; from the mouths of those who fought it so I felt far more fulfilling and touching than reading the facts and figures as if from a school textbook.
I found it satisfying, in some parts disturbing, and in some parts I actually found myself laughing for the wit of some men. Petrified some of them may have been but they never lost their spirit.
Hands down to them all, and I feel somewhat lucky to have read about it from their points of view.

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This is a fascinating and thoroughly captivating book about the battle of the Somme from the men who witnessed and fought it. The stories some of these men had to tell were interesting to say the least - not all of them were doom and gloom. There was a lot of camaraderie and trust.

I learnt a lot about the battle from this book and it was far more interesting than reading a text book style book full of facts and figures.

I actually found myself laughing at some parts of the book through the wit t...more
Simon
Breaking my usual e-books-where-possible rule, I picked this up in a 2nd hand bookshop for £2. I've read this in bite-size portions over the last few months as a very easy book to pick up from where you left off.

The book tells the battle of the somme directly from the mouths of the soldiers. A thought-provoking and stimulating read, and never dull. Small snippets of text packing all the power and detail of a short story, ocassionally tinged with dry humour and always delivered in a matter-of-fac...more
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Unbelievable what these young men went through. Horrific waste of life.
Redyager
Fantastic book, great accounts of what these men went through on a daily basis
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