The Somme: the darkest hour on the Western Front

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Pegasus Books,
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2010, ©2008.
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English
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The definitive account of one of the bloodiest battles in world history—a military tragedy that would come to define a generation.
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589 pages, [16] pages of plates :illustrations, maps, portraits ;23 cm.
New York :Pegasus Books,2010, ©2008.
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9781605980812
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