whent the first sentence of the title is in error, one has to wonder
Sid Guttridge wrote:Hi Guys,
I think it would be better to read the argument of the book before gainsaying it.
There are arguments than can be made for the Somme as a relative Allied success, though I would take some persuading that it was a victory.
Compare the German result at Verdun with the Anglo-French result on the Somme. Which side withdrew? Compare both with the similar battles in Russia 1941-44. Mass losses are inherent in mass industrial warfare.
So why exactly should the losses at the Somme be the only ones that were "consuming so many men"?
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