Summing up the Somme


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History Today
Vol. 41, no. 11 (November 1991), p. 37-43


Lions led by donkeys? Seventy-five years ago this month, Britain's most traumatic land offensive of the First World War drew to its muddy and bloody conclusion. Trevor Wilson and Robin Prior reassess the campaign, the wisdom of its strategy and tactics, and the reputation of its C-in-C, Douglas Haig