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Combles - Somme (Battleground Europe)
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Condition: Like New
Subject: Military & War
Topic: WWI (1914-18)
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Format: Paperback
Publication Year: 2002
Author: Paul Reed
ISBN: 9780850526745


Combles (Battleground Europe)


Paul Reed

Combles was the largest village on the Somme in 1916 and fighting for its possession began in September 1916. Flanked by two large woods to the west - Bouleaux ('Bully') and Leuze ('Lousy') - these became the front line where men of the 56th (London) Division fought and died. The bastion of Combles finally fell to a combined English and French attack. Tanks were used here in their first action on the Western Front.