CHRISTIE, N.M. For King & Empire series 2
Title: Canadians on the Somme, September to November 1916 : A Social History and Battlefield Tour. signed.
Publisher:  CEF Books, Ottawa, 1999, ISBN:1896979033
Seller ID: 94204
CHRISTIE, N.M. The Canadians on the Somme, September to November 1916 : A Social History and Battlefield Tour. (Ottawa) : CEF Books, 1999. Second Edition. Pp (4),-91,(1),+ folding tour map at rear. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in white. Vol. 2 in the For King & Empire series. "The Battle of the Somme was one of the most horrific battles of a horrific war. It lasted from July to November of 1916 and sucked in hundreds of thousands of soldiers from France, Germany, Britain, Australia,New Zealand, South Africa and Newfoundland. The Canadians fought there bet ween September and November, battling their way across the fields north of the small farming village of Courcelette. For a gain of two kilometres of undulating farmland, more than 8,000 Canadians died. This book chronicles the Canadian contribution to the battle. Canadians on the Somme relives theirexploits and heroic actions which today are no longer apparent amidst the tranquil rolling countryside of the Somme." - from the back cover. Very good. Signed without inscription by Christie on the title page. 24.00