Somme

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 13, 2016
BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1420 Kbps | 59mn 0s | 654 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men.

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 3, 2013
BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1550 Kbps | 59mn 0s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 654 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men. This documentary follows historian Peter Barton and a team of archaeologists as they become the first people in nearly a hundred years to enter this hidden, and still dangerous, labyrinth. Military mines were the original weapons of shock and awe - with nowhere to hide from a mine explosion, these huge explosive charges could destroy a heavily-fortified trench in an instant. In order to get under the German lines to plant their mines, British tunnellers had to play a terrifying game of subterranean cat and mouse - constantly listening out for enemy digging and trying to intercept the German tunnels without being detected. To lose this game probably meant death. As well uncovering the grim reality of this strange underground war, Peter discovers the story of the men who served here, including the tunnelling companies' special military units made up of ordinary civillian sewer workers and miners. He reveals their top secret mission that launched the Battle of the Somme's first day and discovers why British high command failed to capitalise on a crucial tactical advantage they had been given by the tunnellers.

Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph (Osprey Campaign 169)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Nov. 14, 2010
Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph (Osprey Campaign 169)

Somme 1 July 1916: Tragedy and Triumph (Osprey Campaign 169)
Osprey Publishing | 2006 | ISBN: 1846030382 | English | 97 Pages | PDF (e-book) | 7 MB

The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at July 20, 2017
The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War

Martin Gilbert - The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War
Published: 2007-05-29 | ISBN: 0805083014, 0805081275 | EPUB + MOBI | 368 pages | 3.24 MB

Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at May 23, 2017
Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives

Somme: 141 Days, 141 Lives by Alexandra Churchill, Andrew Andrew Holmes
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0750965320 | 240 pages | EPUB | 15 MB

The Somme 1916: The First of July (Walking the Western Front)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 16, 2017
The Somme 1916: The First of July (Walking the Western Front)

The Somme 1916: The First of July (Walking the Western Front) by Ed Skelding
English | November 4, 2016 | ISBN: 1781592020 | EPUB | 240 pages | 16.2 MB

Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle, June-July 1916  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 16, 2017
Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle, June-July 1916

Ghosts on the Somme: Filming the Battle, June-July 1916 by Alastair Fraser, Andrew Robertshaw, Steve Roberts
English | April 19, 2009 | ISBN: 1844158365, 1473878217 | EPUB | 224 pages | 32.9 MB

Fighting the Somme: German Challenges, Dilemmas and Solutions  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at May 15, 2017
Fighting the Somme: German Challenges, Dilemmas and Solutions

Fighting the Somme: German Challenges, Dilemmas and Solutions by Jack Sheldon
English | November 30, 2016 | ISBN: 1473881994 | EPUB | 240 pages | 20 MB

The British on the Somme 1916  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at May 13, 2017
The British on the Somme 1916

Bob Carruthers, "The British on the Somme 1916 (Images of War)"
ISBN: 1473837812 | 2017 | EPUB | 128 pages | 97 MB

24 Hours at the Somme: 1 July 1916  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at May 12, 2017
24 Hours at the Somme: 1 July 1916

Robert Kershaw, "24 Hours at the Somme: 1 July 1916"
ISBN: 0753555476, 0753555484 | 2017 | EPUB | 448 pages | 5 MB