Civil War Era Studies
The Western Front was a cacophonous mixture of men and material. Airplanes buzzed slowly above the thousands of miles of zigzagged trenches carved into the chalky soil. Motorized lorries stalled, started and then plodded behind the lines, bringing up shells, water, tinned beef, bullets and soldier’s rum, etc., everything needed to sustain the armies astride the Somme. [excerpt]
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Isherwood, Ian A., "Remembering the Somme: This Watershed Battle of World War I Still Echoes with Honor, Sacrifice and Horror 100 Years Later" (2016). Civil War Institute Faculty Publications. 15.
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Original version is available from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2016/07/01/Remembering-the-Somme/stories/201606260003