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William Philpott
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William Philpott is Professor of the History of Warfare in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. He is a specialist in the operations on the Western Front and has published extensively on the subject. He lives in London.

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Three Armies on the Somme
The First Battle of the Twentieth Century
Written by William Philpott


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $14.99

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Three Armies on the Somme
The First Battle of the Twentieth Century
Written by William Philpott


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.00

For decades, the Battle of the Somme has exemplified the horrors and futility of trench warfare. Here William Philpott argues that the battle ultimately gave the British and French forces on the Western Front the knowledge and experience to bring World War I to a victorious end. Philpott shows that twentieth-century... Read more >
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