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WALKING THE SOMME

Reed, Paul

WALKING THE SOMME

A Walker"s Guide to the 1916 Somme Battlefields

by Reed, Paul

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Published by Pen & Sword Military in Barnsley, South Yorkshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • World War, 1914-1918,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Battlefields,
  • Military History,
  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul Reed
    SeriesBattleground Europe
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD545.S7 R45 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 246 pages :
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25224593M
    ISBN 109781848844735
    LC Control Number2012371485

    Walking the Somme (Second Edition), Paul Reed. This is a greatly revised second edition of one of the earliest battlefield walking guides and covers the British parts of the Somme battlefield. The book is divided into sixteen walks, ranging in length from three to ten miles. is a popular website offering walking routes in Belgium. For the Great War centenary a special page has been created for walking trails in the Westhoek area covering Ypres (Ieper) and the surrounding area including the battlefields of the Yser and the Ypres Salient.

    The book was quite a 'heavy' read for me personally and there was a lot to take in. I thought this was a general book about 'The First Day on the Somme', but as this was only a single day of the Battle, a LOT had happened. Lots of information was written about it, and it was quite detailed/5. Paul Reed - Military Historian, Barnsley. K likes. Information about military historian Paul Reed - details of his upcoming books & media ers: K.

    "[This book] is an essential travelling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of From Gommecourt, Serre, Beaumont-Hamel and Thiepval to Montauban, High Wood, Delville Wood and Flers, [Paul Reed] guides the walker across the major sites associated with the fighting. These are now features of the peaceful Somme countryside. Following the line of the 1st July, we walk the World War 1 Somme battlefields in northern France seeing sites such as Mash Valley, Mametz Wood, Theipval and The Hindenburg Line. Our first walk begins at Thiepval, where we see the impressive Thiepval Memorial and .


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During the fighting on the Somme in the summer ofthe British Army suffered more casualties than in all of World War II. This volume offers a guide for those taking a walking tour of the battlefield/5.

The Somme is a beautiful area to walk although sombre in its memories. The walks are well written up, perfect in direction and timing, varying from the short to the strenuous. In each case, the personal insights from WALKING THE SOMME book book add an extra dimension to the walk, the tragedies as well as the heroic moments/5(37).

A good accompanying book to “Walking the Somme” is Jolyon Fenwick’s “Zero Hour” with its large panorama photos taken in July of the front lines with the German and Allied positions marked.

One person found this helpful/5(37). The Walking the Western Front series started in with the release WALKING THE SOMME book two films on the Ypres Salient. Directed by acclaimed film maker Ed Skelding with guest historian Nigel Cave, the series of films offered a detailed tour of the battlefields, exploring the skirmishes originally fought there as well as calling on Nigel’s high level of expertise.5/5(2).

This new edition of Paul Reed's classic book Walking the Somme is an essential traveling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of His book, first published over ten years ago, is the result of a lifetime's research into the battle and the landscape over which it was fought.

WALKING THE SOMME. Battleground Europe series - Walking The Somme. Pen & Sword Books Ltd ISBN 0 5 - £ The book, which is the result of more than 15 years of research, describes fifteen walks on the Somme battlefields from Gommecourt, through Serre, Beaumont-Hamel, to Mametz and Montauban.

There are tons of books that have been published about the Somme including my favorites Lyn MacDonald’s Somme  and Martin Middlebrook’s The First Day on the Somme 1 July , but Barton’s book contains many panoramas taken (with pretty basic photographic equipment) by the British Army from onward (when they took over the Somme sector from the French) in preparation for.

This book is an account of one of the most god-awful battles ever fought in history, beginning on a 25 mile stretch of the Western front, north of the Somme river, against the German army in World War I, on July 1, /5. Hi, ive just booked two places on ‘Walking The Somme’ with Leger Holidays.

does anybody have any handy hits or advice for this tour and holiday company as will be our first time with them. will. Somme Mud is a memoir by E. Lynch, written in the s, and published in This book has been repeatedly called the Australian All Quiet on the Western Front, and has apparently started to be included on school reading lists to try and make callow young school children understand What Their Forefathers Went Through/5.

This new edition of Paul Reed's classic book Walking the Somme is an essential travelling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of His book, first published over ten years ago, is the result of a lifetime's research into the battle and the landscape over which it was fought/5(15).

This new edition of Paul Reeds classic book Walking the Somme is an essential traveling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of His book, first published over ten years ago, is the result of a lifetimes research into the battle and the landscape over which it was fought.

The Somme Then and Now by John Giles. Plus any of the Battleground Europe series on the Somme, invaluable when you want to spend some time walking the ground.

also showing the other side: The other side of the wire - vols 1 and 2 by Ralph J. Whitehead. Join historian Mat McLachlan as he explores key sites from one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, the Battle of the Somme. Visit to walk through history with. The Missing of the Somme is a book on war unlike any other.

Louisa Thomas Updated Jul. 13, PM ET / Published Nov. 11, AM ET. This new edition of Paul Reed's classic book Walking the Somme is an essential travelling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of About Us Contact Us Write For Us Products Authors Categories SeriesPrice: £   The Somme is a beautiful area to walk although sombre in its memories.

The walks are well written up, perfect in direction and timing, varying from the short to the strenuous. In each case, the personal insights from the book add an extra dimension to /5(42). Walking the Somme. Explore the rolling countryside of Picardy as we walk along quiet country lanes and tracks to bring to life the battlefields of the Somme.

Based in Albert, we are never far from the former front line and despite the passage of time we will uncover evidence of the fighting at every turn. The Somme is the perfect place for walking.

Paul Reed has published a number of books on the Great War (and also WW2) including the following: Walking The Somme: a walkers guide to the Somme battlefields.

First published inthe updated edition came out in and now contains fifteen works covering the whole Somme battlefield. Great War Lives: the First. The book gets five stars for what she brings to you, accounts mostly in the original words of the soldiers who This book ranged from 2 to 5 Stars for me.

Two stars because I expected a history of the Somme battle/5. SOMME: Walking the Western Front Widescreen. In this third and concluding part of the Somme trilogy, Skelding and Cave tell the story of the final phase of the battle as the British introduced a new weapon, which they hoped would bring them victory--the tanks.

minutes. This new edition of Paul Reed's classic book Walking the Somme is an essential travelling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of His book, first published over ten years ago, is the result of a lifetime's research into the Author: Paul Reed QC.A good accompanying book to “Walking the Somme” is Jolyon Fenwick’s “Zero Hour” with its large panorama photos taken in July of the front lines with the German and Allied positions marked.5/5.