Battle Stories — WWI 2-Book Bundle

Overview

Discover two pivotal battles of the First World War in this collection of Battle Stories.
Somme 1916
The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest fought in military history. It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War, as hundreds of thousands of men on all sides lost their lives fighting over small gains in land. Yet this battle was also to mark a turning point in the war and to witness new methods of warfare. In this Battle Story, Andrew Robertshaw seeks to lift the battle out of its controversy and explain what really happened and why.
Passchendaele 1917
Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic campaigns of the First World War, coming to symbolize the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over three months under some of the worst conditions of the war, fighting became bogged down in a quagmire that made it almost impossible for any gains to be made.

About the Authors

Chris McNab

Posted by Dundurn Guest on June 30, 2015

Chris McNab

Chris McNab is author of many internationally bestselling books on weapons and warfare. He has written titles in the Battle Story series on Verdun and Cambrai, as well as the World War I Story (all, The History Press).

Andrew Robertshaw

Posted by Dundurn Guest on June 30, 2015

Andrew Robertshaw

Andrew Robertshaw is an acclaimed First World War historian and was the lead historical consultant for Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. In 2012 he constructed a full-scale trench replica in Surrey which is now a BBC filming location and educational facility for school groups and specialists to learn more about trench life in the First World War. Amongst his many works he has written 24hr Trench and Feeding Tommy for The History Press.