The somme a visual history anthony richards on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the battle of the somme was an unexpected tragedy of world war i intended to achieve a decisive victory for the british and french allies over the germans and mark an end to the war. To mark the centenary of the beginning of the battle of the somme in july 2016 iwm published the somme a visual history a new book which tells the story of the famous battle in this guest blog by author anthony richards iwm head of documents and sound we find out more about some of the remarkable personal stories that are included. The somme a visual history 2016 he has also written extensively on military history since 1914 for popular publications recently contributing to the sunday telegraphs inside the first world war monthly supplements richards is the author of in their own words which is published by iwm in. A visual and accessible history the somme explores the minutiae of those days through the unique collections of imperial war museums it includes stories of iwms film the battle of the somme details of the infamous first day of the battle and the war artists who recorded it for posterity using artifacts . The battle of the somme was an unexpected tragedy of world war i intended to achieve a decisive victory for the british and french allies over the germans and mark an end to the war the allies ultimately failed to achieve their objectives and the war continued for another two years over a
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