Competition: Win a copy of Somme 1916: Battle Story, Andrew Robertshaw's account of the bloodiest battles of the First World War
The Battle of the Somme raged from 1 July to 18 November 1916 and was one of the bloodiest fought in military history.
It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War as hundreds of thousands of men on all sides lost their lives fighting over small gains in land.
Yet, this battle was also to mark a turning point in the war and to witness new methods of warfare, such as all-arms integrated attacks, with infantry units and the new Tank Corps fighting alongside each other.
In this Battle Story, acclaimed First Word War historian Andrew Robertshaw seeks to lift the battle out of its controversy and explain what really happened and why. Complete with detailed maps and photographs, as well as fascinating facts and profiles of the leaders, this is the best introduction to this legendary battle.
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We have three copies of this incisive illustrated book (rrp £9.99) to give away. To win a one of them, courtesy of The History Press, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Somme' in the subject line.
We will pluck three lucky winners out of the hat and send the book out to you so don't forget to include your postal address. Good luck!
Competition closes 5pm Friday August 15 2014.
Terms and conditions:
- This competition is not open to employees of Culture24, The History Press or their families.
- Entrants must be over 16 years of age and resident in the UK.
- All entrants must include contact details or their entry will be discarded. All contact details will be deleted after the competition.
- Winners will be informed on Monday August 18 2014.
- Winners will be drawn at random, decisions are final and correspondence will not be entered into.
- Culture24 and The History Press do not take responsibility for any lost or late entries.
- This competition is free to enter, no purchase is necessary.
- The prize must be taken as stated, cannot be deferred, and there is no cash alternative.