British Infantryman vs German Infantryman: Somme 1916

British Infantryman vs German Infantryman: Somme 1916


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782009146
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Series: Combat Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 822,570
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr Stephen Bull is Curator of Military History and Archaeology for Lancashire Museums, with particular responsibility for local regimental collections. Currently he is engaged in the redisplay of the Museum of Lancashire, including a new gallery on World War I. He has previously worked at the National Army Museum and BBC in London. A Member of the Institute of Archaeologists, he has also appeared in the TV series Battlefield Detectives. He has written numerous articles for specialist journals, including a number on the weapons and tactics of World War I. His other books include several Osprey titles on the tactics of World War I and World War II. The author lives in Lancs, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Opposing Sides 10

Origins and recruitment

Training, weapons and tactics

Leadership Morale, motivation and logistics

Serre 29

1 July 1916

Guillemont 41

30 July 1916

Thiepval 57

26-27 September 1916

Analysis & Conclusion 72

Lessons learned: the British

Lessons learned: the Germans

Unit Organizations 76

Orders of Battle 77

Bibliography 78

Index 80

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