The Battles of the Somme, 1916: Historiography and Annotated Bibliography


The 1916 Anglo-French offensive comprising the battles of the Somme marked a change in the Allies' relationships, with the British beginning to play a more important role. From contemporaries to the present the Somme has also produced a number of controversies. This book shows the current state of historians' interpretations of the Somme. The initial section presents the historical background of the offensive, lays out the major interpretative disputes, and identifies the scholars and works in each school of thought. The second section provides a bibliography of more than 700 entries.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996


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