Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley

The Somme 1916 (Kindle)

& Other Experiences of the Salford Pals

WWI Somme 1916 Pals battalions Military

By Michael Stedman
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 323.4 MB (.mobi)
Illustrations: 100 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9781783406104
eBook Released: 1st August 2007

in_stock

£4.99 Print price £19.99

You save £15.00 (75%)


You'll be £4.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase The Somme 1916. What's this?
Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Other formats available Price
The Somme 1916 Paperback Add to Basket £10.49
The Somme 1916 Hardback Add to Basket £13.99
The Somme 1916 ePub (276.2 MB) Add to Basket £4.99


Salford was late in recruiting for its Pals battalions, with many of its men already joining Territorial units and a new Pals battalion in Manchester. Yet within a year it had raised four Pals battalions and a reserve battalion. Raised mainly from Lancashires most notorious slums, the men trained together in Wales, North East England and on Salisbury Plain, they had great expectations of success.

On the 1st of July 1916 the Somme offensive was launched and in the very epicentre of that cauldron the first three of Salfords battalions were thrown at the massive defences of Thiepval - the men were decimated, Salford was shattered.

Michael Stedman records the impact of the war from the start on Salford and follows the difficulties and triumphs. Whether the actions small or great the author writes graphically about them all.

Unusual photographs and a variety of sources make this both a readable and a scholarly account.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Michael Stedman

Michael Stedman was born in Salford, his interest in the history of the Salford and Manchester Pals developed after many visits to the battlefields with students and colleagues.

More titles by Michael Stedman

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military...