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Imperial War Museum - Battle of the Somme website

 

BBC iwonder

 

BBC iWonder - The Battle of the Somme: 141 days of horror

 

BBC iWonder- Why was the Battle of the Somme film bigger than Star Wars?

 

Long, Long Trail - Battle of the Somme website

 

 

BBC Radio 4 – Tommies

Drama series focussing on the British build up to the battle of the Somme.

 

 

Commonwealth War Grave Commission

Links to: cemeteries on the Somme battlefield, the CWGC searchable database, information about the battle.

 

 

First World War Centenary Partnership – Battle of the Somme 

Official website for the UK national commemorative event to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

 

 

Great War West Sussex

This Heritage Lottery funded website contains over 3,000 pages of information covering the work of civilians on the Home Front during the Great War in West Sussex, and the Royal Sussex Regiment’s involvement overseas during World War One. Including newspaper articles, original documents, images, leaflets, posters and case studies of servicemen, other people and topics. Free teaching resources are also available. The award winning book of the Great War West Sussex Project is available to buy from West Sussex Libraries.

National Archives – Battle of the Somme online exhibition

 

 

National Army Museum - Create Your Own Somme Centenary Display

 

Redoubt Fortress and Military Musuem

Military Museum of Sussex

 

Royal Sussex Southdowns

Website attempting to record a biography of every soldier who was an original member of the Southdown Battalions, of the Royal Sussex Regiment.

 

Royal Sussex Regiment

The Royal Sussex Living History Group is a small group dedicated to recreating the Royal Sussex Regiment as it would have been in the Victorian period and the Great War. Website contains an account of the Battle of the Boars Head, Richebourg 30th June 1916.

Fiction and Drama
000758007X
Author: Forester, C. S
Year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Class no: AF
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007580071
184792297X
Author: Keegan, John
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: 355.4
Publisher: The Bodley Head
ISBN: 9781847922977
0141393416
Author: Manning, Frederic
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: ADV
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141393414
The German Army and the Battle of the Somme
1844158659
Author: Bilton, David
Year: 2009
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.41343
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781844158652
XX00395742
Author: Sheldon, Jack
Year: 2005
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781844152698
1844159736
Author: Hirschfeld, Gerhard
Author: Renz, Irina
Author: Krumeich, Gerd
Year: 2009
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781844159734, 1844159736
1783463147
Author: Liveing, Edward G. D
Author: Gibbs, Philip
Year: 2014
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781783463145
The Battle of the Somme Centenary The Battle of the Somme Centenary

To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, we have produced these online lists of books about the Somme, all available to reserve from West Sussex Libraries. 

The Somme Battle and Campaign
1849017190
Author: Barton, Peter
Author: Imperial War Museum
Year: 2011
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 9781849017190
X000277126
Author: Masefield, John
Year: 1968
Format: Book
Class no: 940.427
Publisher: Bath, Chivers
ISBN: X000277126
0297847058
Author: Hart, Peter
Year: 2005
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780297847052, 0297847058
0850525926
Author: Reed, Paul
Year: 1998
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.427
Publisher: Leo Cooper
ISBN: 9780850525922, 0850525926
1844150550
Author: Renshaw, Michael
Year: 2004
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781844150557, 1844150550
0750955651
Author: Robertshaw, Andrew
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272, 23
Publisher: Spellmount
ISBN: 9780750955652, 0750955651
0850525616
Author: Cave, Nigel
Year: 1998
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.427
Publisher: Leo Cooper
ISBN: 9780850525618, 0850525616
0850525845
Author: Cave, Nigel
Year: 1999
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Leo Cooper
ISBN: 9780850525847, 0850525845
0850526124
Author: Pidgeon, Trevor
Year: 1998
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.427
Publisher: Cooper
ISBN: 9780850526127, 0850526124
0241952387
Author: Macdonald, Lyn
Year: 2013
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780241952382
Somme Diaries and Recollections
0091957222
Author: Drinkwater, Harry
Author: Cooksey, Jon
Author: Griffiths, David
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.48141
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9780091957223
184884770X
Author: Mace, Martin
Author: Grehan, John
Year: 2013
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781848847705
0141392665
Author: Graves, Robert
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: B GRAVES,ROBERT
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141392660, 0141392665
1473855217
Author: Van Emden, Richard
Year: 2016
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781473855212
1848325347
Author: Rogerson, Sidney
Year: 2009
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Frontline
ISBN: 9781848325340, 1848325347
0091926270
Author: Levine, Joshua
Year: 2008
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Ebury
ISBN: 9780091926274
Aircraft, Tanks, Medicine and Weapons
1473825628
Author: Cooper, Bryan
Year: 2014
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.43
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781473825628
085052864X
Author: O'Connor, Mike
Year: 2002
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4494
Publisher: Leo Cooper
ISBN: 9780850528640, 085052864X
140870661X
Author: Downing, Taylor
Year: 2016
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9781408706619
184884364X
Author: Kenyon, David
Year: 2011
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781848843646
1783030127
Author: Strong, Paul
Author: Marble, Sanders
Year: 2013
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.41
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781783030125
1848840470
Author: Cornish, Paul
Year: 2009
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781848840478
0850527414
Author: Hart, Peter
Year: 2001
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.446
Publisher: Leo Cooper
ISBN: 9780850527414, 0850527414
1473878217
Author: Fraser, Alastair H
Author: Robertshaw, Andrew
Author: Roberts, Steve
Year: 2016
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781473878211
1848842538
Author: Pidgeon, Trevor
Year: 2010
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781848842533
Battle of the Somme Film Screenings Battle of the Somme Film Screenings

Imperial War Museums (IWM) and organisations including West Sussex Libraries have been working together to show the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme, to audiences across the world.

Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the Somme many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film. One hundred years later, this unique film from IWM’s collection, is being shown to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Music composed by Laura Rossi. Performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

More information about the First World War Centenary Partnership’s plans to commemorate the Battle of the Somme visit can be found on the First World War Centenary Website.

 

The British Army and the Battle of the Somme
0007137524
Author: Holmes, Richard
Year: 2004
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.48341
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN: 9780007137527, 0007137524
0300059108
Author: Griffith, Paddy
Year: 1994
Format: Book
Class no: 940.4144
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300059106, 0300059108
1781590826
Author: Langford, William
Year: 2013
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.485
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781781590829
1844151034
Author: Prior, Robin
Author: Wilson, Trevor
Year: 2004
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4012
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military Classics
ISBN: 9781844151035, 1844151034
1781593124
Author: Simkins, Peter
Year: 2014
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Class no: 940.4144
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781781593127, 1781593124
People and Places
1473823692
Author: Fowler, Simon
Year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Class no: 929.1072
Publisher: Pen & Sword Family History
ISBN: 9781473823693
090091341X
Author: Giles, John
Year: 1986
Format: Book
Class no: 940.427
Publisher: Plaistow Press
ISBN: 9780900913419, 090091341X
1909384429
Author: Scotland, Thomas
Author: Heys, Steven
Year: 2014
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4272
Publisher: Helion
ISBN: 9781909384422
1844153959
Author: Holt, Tonie
Author: Holt, Valmai
Year: 2006
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.4144
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781844153954, 1844153959
1848844735
Author: Reed, Paul
Year: 2011
Format: Paperback
Class no: 940.427
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781848844735