Ancestor’s Footsteps: The Somme 1916
Published by Pen & Sword Books on July 31, 2016
Genres: Battlefield Guide
The publisher explains that the purpose of this book is to answer “questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight?” It uses battle accounts with modern notations on historical trench maps, intended to help the reader locate individual units. The index has an impressive list of military units, but it may not be easy for someone standing on the battlefield today to locate where their ancestor’s unit actually would have been 100 years ago looking at these historical b&w maps.
Reviewed by Dana Lombardy, publisher of WWOI