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When the Ulster Division left Picardy after the Battle of the Somme in July 1911, they had lost over two thousand men, and more than three thousand had suffered injuries. Their tragic story, and great bravery, has since become iconic in Ulster Protestant tradition and mythology. This new updated edition of Philip Orr's definitive book traces the events that led up to the Somme - from the birth of the Ulster Volunteer Force in 1912 to the division's formation, training and journey to France - to the battle itself, and its aftermath, when local newspapers were filled with the long lists of victims and the Twelfth parades were replaced by a five-minute silence across Ulster at noon. Based on Philip Orr's interviews with Somme veterans, this is the soldiers' story, told in their eloquent voices, exposing the reality of that bloody summer and its devastating and far-reaching impact on a close-knit community.
|Antall sider||288||Dimensjoner||14,8cm x 21cm x 2cm|
|Vekt||431 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, First World War, Regiments|