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Some Fields and Stones in France
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Picture: A Machine-Gun Company poses for the camera at their temporary HQ in Beaumont-Hamel after the successful British assault there in November 1916 (IWM). Note their chalked “no smoking” sign...or is it a rendition of a machine-gun?
The Blighty Project Some Fields and Stones in France
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For anyone approaching the enormous subject of the British 1916 Somme Campaign, there are several “go to” books that are indispensable: Kitchener’s Army and From the Somme to Victory by Peter Simkins (both P&S); Somme90 by Duncan Youel and David Edgell (M2 Books); The First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook (Penguin); Somme: the Day-by-Day Account by Chris McCarthy (Brockhampton Press); and all the Pals and Battleground Europe series (P&S).