Walking the Western Front: The Somme 1916, The First of July
Published by Pen & Sword Books on September 19, 2016
Genres: Battlefield Guide
This book is a companion to the BBC DVD series Walking the Western Front. It includes 150 prints in color and black and white taken during multiple filming trips to the Somme. Historical photos taken 100 years ago are accompanied by shots in the exact same spot today. Many of the modern photos are beautiful, in sharp contrast to the carnage and destruction that occurred in these locations. The captions and narrative accompanying the images is well written and includes interesting historical stories.
Reviewed by Dana Lombardy, publisher of WWOI