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The Old Front Line / by John Masefield, Bourne End, Bucks: 1972 (originally published by William Heinemann in 1917)
Undertones of War / by Edmund Blunden, London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1928 (1929
Military Operations: France and Belgium, 1916 [Volume I] / compiled by Brigadier-General Sir James E Edmonds (by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence), London, Macmillan, 1932
Military Operations: France and Belgium, 1916 [Volume II] / compiled by Captain Wilfrid Miles (by Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence), London, Macmillan, 1938
A History of the Great War / by C R M F Cruttwell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936 (Second Edition).
History of the First World War / B H Liddell Hart, London: Cassell and Co, 1971 (Second Impression)
The First Day on the Somme/ by Martin Middlebrook, Allen Lane, 1971
The Somme. The Day-by-Day Account / by Chris McCarthy, London: Arms and Armour Press, 1993.
The Somme / by Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson, London: Yale University Press, 2005