A Post W.W.1 British Map of The Somme

£75.00

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A Post W.W.1  British Map, showing the front line positions of the British Troops in July 1916  around the Somme Area. The map is in very good condition no tears, the cover is used and in grade 2 condition, overall rare find intact for its age.

Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the  Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one  third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to  this day remains a one-day record.  The attack was launched upon a 30     kilometre front, from north of the Somme river between Arras and Albert, and  ran from 1 July until 18 November, at which point it was called off.

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