The Somme

ISBN: 9780992930172
Publisher: Northern Ireland War Memorial
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 126pp

The Somme

24 June - 19 November 1916
By Richard Doherty



A hundred years ago, on 24 June, the Battle of the Somme began as British and French artillery opened a bombardment on the German lines. Next day, all the German observation balloons were shot out of the sky. The 36th (Ulster) Division, 16th (Irish) Division and battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, Connaught Rangers, Leinster Regiment, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, London Irish Rifles and the Irish cavalry regiments are all part of the story outlined in this book. Nor are those Irish soldiers who fought in Australian and Canadian forces forgotten.

The book is illustrated with objects and photographs from regimental museums and private collections, the Imperial War Museums and the Northern Ireland War Memorial collection. Expertly designed by Professor John McMillan, it includes clear maps of engagements during the campaign as well as detailed information on weapons, individuals and orders of battle.

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