Somme Gunners

A quarter of the British Army were artillerymen. This book contains a collection of much-neglected stories about these brave men who carried out the preliminary bombardment and gives an insight into the problems they faced.

Somme Gunners

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Somme Gunners
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Frank Baldwin
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-30 - Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

Part history book and part travel guide, Somme Gunners is aimed at anyone interested in the artillery on the first day of the Somme, as it fills a gap in the story of one of the most famous and bloodiest dates in British military history. Much has been written about
Amateur Gunners
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Ian Ronayne
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-11 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

After training at St John's Wood in London and in Exeter, Alexander Douglas Thorburn was posted to the BEF in France, joining the 2/22nd London (Howitzer) Battery, Royal Field Artillery as a subaltern officer. After service in the Vimy Ridge sector, with his division, the 60th (2/2nd London) Division, he
Bloody April; Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Portal of Hungerford
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Alan Morris
Categories: Arras, Battle of, Arras, France, 1917
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

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Gunner on the Somme
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: W.R. Price, Mark Pottle
Categories: Arras, Battle of, Arras, France, 1917
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-18 - Publisher:

Gunner of the Somme is a remarkable memoir detailing the life of a gunner on the Western Front as observed by a gentleman scientist who served in the ranks.William Price was a Cambridge botanist who worked at Kew Gardens but a speech impediment made him feel unable to serve as
Amiens 1918
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: James McWilliams, R James Steel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-11 - Publisher: The History Press

On 8 August 1918, the Allied forces launched the surprise attack that heralded the end of the First World War. With skill and daring, 21 divisions of men breached the German lines, supported by 500 tanks and 1,000 aircraft. This book considers the successes and failures of both sides in