Book Review – Retreat and Rearguard Somme 1918, The Fifth Army Retreat



The Centenary of the start of WWI has not surprisingly produced a large volume of books that rake through every conceivable aspect of this historic conflict. For the reviewer, battle fatigue can set in early on, but this centenary has produced some fine books, reprints of valuable insights that had faded from libraries, and a number of fresh insights. The epic scale of the conflict means that there are yet more insights to emerge as we move towards the rash of books that will be published for the Centenary of the End of the Great War. This book sits firmly in the upper reaches of those so far published. The author has researched well and this volume is worthy addition to his catalogue of WWI accounts.

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