Slaughter On The Somme: 1 July 1916/John Grehan, Martin Mace. Pen & Sword Books. Hardcover. New 30/04/2013. ISBN 184884770X (RRP £25.00)
On what is generally accepted as the worst day in its history, the old infantry tactics of the British Army clashed head-on with the reality of modern warfare, resulting in more than 60,000 casualties. For the first time ever, this book draws together all the War Diary entries for the 171 British battalions that went “over the top” that day, the events of which, even now, still touch so many families around the world.