Somme by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
Into the Breach

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This book, though exhaustively researched, shows signs of hasty composition in the rush to meet the centenary deadline. Cliches (“fever pitch”, “blotted his copybook”, “comfort zone”) and clunky constructions abound. For all that, Somme: Into the Breach is a solid addition to the commemorative literature of 2014-2018.
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Rescuing from history the heroes on the front line whose bravery has been overlooked, and giving voice to their bereaved relatives at home, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the Battle of the Somme in all its glory and misery, helping us to realize that there are many meaningful ways to define a battle when seen through the eyes of those who lived it.
 

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Hugh Sebag-Montefiore is a journalist and the author of the critically acclaimed Enigma: The Battle for the Code.
 
Published July 1, 2016 by Harvard University Press. 607 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction
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on Jul 04 2016

This book, though exhaustively researched, shows signs of hasty composition in the rush to meet the centenary deadline. Cliches (“fever pitch”, “blotted his copybook”, “comfort zone”) and clunky constructions abound. For all that, Somme: Into the Breach is a solid addition to the commemorative literature of 2014-2018.

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