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Middlebrook, Martin

1 July 1916, b&w photo illustrations, 11 maps, tables in text, appendices (including a list of British units in action on 1 July and a recommended tour of the Somme battlefield), bibliography and index, xviii & 365 pp, red boards in d/w, extremities of d/w a trifle rubbed, otherwise in very good condition, Allen Lane 1983

22 x 13.2 cm, 680g, ISBN 0 71390 194 2

See the description below from the dustwrapper flap. 

The book was first published in 1971, and was immediately hailed as a classic of military history.  It has remained in print ever since, and is now available as a Penguin paperback at £9.99 and a hardback from Pen & Sword at £25.00.  Unlike the modern Allen Lane books, which are effectively Penguin paperbacks bound into hard covers, our 1983 copy is a proper sewn hardback.

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