VC Winners at the Somme

Sep 21, 2016, 06:25 PM

One hundred years since the Somme Offensive a new book recounts the acts of bravery & heroism during one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

Author Paul Oldfield came up with the idea for the volume when he led a battlefield tour during his thirty-six-year army career.

The battlefield companion is thorough account of each VC action, along with the wider strategic context, accompanied by detailed sketch maps of the battle-lines and movements of the combatants.

Paul outlines to Chris Kaye the acts of gallantry that stood out for him whilst putting the guide together.

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