A Brief Note on the Somme

Posted July 3, 2016 1:24 am by Dr. Adam DeVille

This month, of course, is the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, the worst military slaughter in British history and perhaps the battle more than anything else that gave the First World War such an air of futility and waste in later assessments. I have on numerous occasions discussed books on here about that war and its myriad implications for Eastern Christians.Almost a decade ago now, when it first came out, I read with great interest the historian Christopher Duffy, Through German Eyes: The British & the Somme 1916.Duffy unearthed from Bavarian military archives fascinating and hitherto

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