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Author Hirschfeld, Gerhard, 1946- author.

Title Scorched Earth [electronic resource] : The Germans on the Somme, 1914-18 / Gerhard Hirschfeld.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pen & Sword Books, [2009]


Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
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Summary This book discusses in detail the experience of German warfare in the first World War, focusing specifically on the battle of the Somme. The Somme, together with other regions of northern France, had also lain under German domination. Its inhabitants had been rigorously suppressed and their possessions carted off as booty. Finally, during their 1917 withdrawal, the Germans had subjected the whole region to Operation Alberich, a retreat involving unparalleled brutality which left the population in occupation of a wilderness wrought by war (the scorched earth policy"). A well-known, and well-researched account, the authors have combined their research skills to produce a book which includes private testimonies. Amongst these are many unknown or previously unpublished letters and diaries as well as numerous photographs."
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Subject Germany. Heer -- History -- World War, 1914-1918.
Somme, 2nd Battle of the, France, 1918.
Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Renz, Irina.
Brooks, Geoffrey.
Krumeich, Gerd.
ISBN 9781783374076 (pdf)
Standard No. 9781783374076

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