By Andrew Macdonald
Both the British and German views of the conflict are introduced jointly absolutely for the 1st time, with a variety of eyewitness debts from the bustling headquarters and bullet-swept no-man’s-land of one July 1916.
The many reasons in the back of the army catastrophe are laid naked during this epic tale of braveness, distress and endurance.
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