By Alexandra Churchill
Discover the Battle of the Somme through 141 of the soldiers who lost their lives.
The Battle of the Somme was one of the costliest campaigns of the First World War, with tens of thousands of casualties on both sides, drawn from all corners of the world.
To describe each day of the battle, 141 fallen casualties have been chosen and through their eyes the full scope of the horror of the Somme emerges. The poignancy of their personal tragedies reminds us of the great sacrifices made by ordinary men in this war to end all wars.
well written accounts of assorted and not forgotten but sacrificed so easily and sadly it seems so often for little or no gain or reason compelling and thought provoking read