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Somme, 1st July 1916 DVD (northern) (DVD)

An Interactive Tour of the Northern Somme Battlefield

Reference Military DVDs Somme 1916

By Michael Stedman
Imprint: Pen & Sword Digital
ISBN: 9781844157099
Published: 10th December 2007
Last Released: 29th March 2011

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This ground breaking series of military DVDs is launched here with the release of Somme, 1st July 1916 - Northern Sector. The DVD covers the events of 1st July in the areas from Gommecourt, Serre, Beaumont Hamel, Thiepval to Ovillers.

It contains a visual tour of each of the key areas in the northern sector, together with maps, archive film and contemporary stills. Key attacks are introduced and narrated and guidance is given on how to visit the battlefields today.

Included is an interactive, then and now, panoramic views from certain key points of the Battlefield and a contemporary map of the whole front, not seen before. Also featured is a debate on the controversies and theories that have evolved over the years since the battle, from three key Great War historians, courtesy of the War Studies Department at the University of Birmingham, these being: Gary Sheffield, Peter Simpkins and John Bourne.

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The second of the DVDs in the series looking at the battle of the Somme during the First World War looks at the Northern sector of the Somme in 1916. Interactive then and now, panoramic views from certain key points of the battlefield and a contemporary map of the whole front not seen before.

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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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Somme, 1st July 1916 DVD (southern) An interactive tour of the Southern Somme Battlefield (DVD)

This ground breaking series of DVDs continues here with the release of Somme, 1st July 1916 - Southern Sector. The DVD covers the events of 1st July in the areas from la Boisselle, Fricourt, Mametz, Carnoy to Montauban. It contains a visual tour of each of the key areas in the southern sector, together with maps, archive film and contemporary stills. Key attacks are introduced and narrated and guidance is given on how to visit the battlefields today. Included is an interactive map, then and now, panoramic views from certain key points of the Battlefield and a contemporary map of the whole front,…

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