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Fricourt-Mametz (ePub)

WWI Somme Battlefield Guidebooks

By Michael Stedman
Imprint: Battleground
Series: Battleground Books: WWI
File Size: 25.9 MB (.epub)
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781473814462
eBook Released: 23rd October 2011


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This is the latest book in the Battleground Europe series focusing on the Somme sector. Full of stories of both endeavour and heartbreak, it deals with action around the Triple Tambour Mine Craters, Bois Francais, Mansell Copse, Danzig Alley and the approaches to Mametz Wood.

From the outset, a helpful overview is provided of the Somme battlefields, alongside detail of the focussed area alongside the villages of Fricourt and Mametz. The readers gleans important detail on this position, and how the villages of are local on two elevated spurs of higher ground, and therefore the importance of the British attack in this area.

Jon Sandison - Freelance

About Michael Stedman

Michael Stedman was born in Salford in 1949 and graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne after which he became a school teacher in Manchester for 24 years.

During the 1980's his first book,The Salford Pals, was published, followed in the early 1990's by The Manchester Pals. He moved to Worcester in 1994, subsequently devoting his time to many projects most of which centre on the Great War's history. Since 1995 he has written numerous books on the history of the Great War including,Thiepval, La Boisselle, Fricourt, Guillemont and Advance to Victory in the Battleground Europe Series as well as Great Battles of the Great War which accompanied a Tyne Tees / ITV series of the same name.

He is married to a doctor, Yvonne, and has two sons.

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