The Somme has become synonymous with great loss of life and continues to cause controversy more than a hundred years after the commencement of the First World War. Much criticism has been made of the generals and commanders, who for much of the twentieth century were depicted as incompetent. However, in this centenary year of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the actions of the British leaders have been revised and more of the battle has been revealed.
Pen & Sword Books have an extensive range of titles covering the battle, its build-up and aftermath. Here you will find personal accounts, contemporary analysis and detailed battlefield guides of one of the world's bloodiest battles.
For more news and articles on the Battle of the Somme, you can also visit Warfare Online Magazine’s dedicated Somme page.