The Road to the Somme: Men of the Ulster Division Tell Their Story (BOK)

Philip Orr

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Philip Orr
Forlag
BLACKSTAFF PRESS
ISBN 9780856408243
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