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The Other Side of the Wire free pdf * The epic Battle of the Somme, as seen through the eyes of the German defenders Volume 1 of The Other Side of the Wire told the story of the German XIV Reserve Corps from the initial invasion of the Somme in Northern France in 1914 to the final hours before the momentous battle of 1 July 1916. Volume 2 covers the epic Battle of the Somme and takes the reader through the battle as seen through the eyes of the German defenders. Each part of the great battle, from Gommecourt in the north to Curlu on the bank of the River Somme, is presented from the perspective of the Germans who defended their sectors against the British and French offensive. The story is presented using first-hand accounts and regimental histories to provide the reader with a part of the battle long ignored in most histories written since the war. Complete with hundreds of illustrations of the men who fought on the Somme, many previously unpublished from the author's personal collection, and numerous maps, perhaps the most unique aspect of the book is the casualty lists of the units that took part in the battle as they were published in the following weeks in the German 'Verlustlisten'. The author provides the reader with the human face of the men in Field Grey who faced one of the mightiest onslaughts ever seen in history. This superb Great War title is being published in a strictly limited edition hardback run of 750 copies, each copy individually numbered and signed by the author.

About Ralph J. Whitehead

Ralph Whitehead is a graduate of C.W. Post College in Greenvale, New York where he concentrated his studies in 19th and 20th Century American and 20th Century European history. He is currently the head of a Fraud Investigative unit for a national insurance carrier and has enjoyed a 34-year career in the insurance field. He has been actively studying the Great War for many decades and has established himself as an expert on the German Army of 1914-1918 with a special interest in German casualties. He has been a member of several well-known Great War groups including the Western Front Association, The Imperial German Military Collector's Association and is a member of the Great War Archaeological Group 'No Man's Land'. He has been a contributor to numerous Great War books including the Pals series and the Battleground Europe series. Ralph was an historic advisor to YAP Films on their series 'Finding the Fallen' that involved Great War archaeology. He currently resides with his wife in the small village of Fayetteville located in the historic Central New York region. The village was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette following the War of American Independence. This is Ralph's second book, and he is already working on this volume's sequel, which will complete the story of the German XIV Reserve Corps through their experiences of the final two years of the First World War.

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Author : Ralph J. Whitehead
Publisher : Helion
Data Published : 15 April 2011
ISBN : 1907677127
EAN : 9781907677120
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 656 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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