Stroud, rep. 1996. Xviii +488 pp., photo-plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. This book has become a classic reference work serving as a compendium of the Battle of the Somme from June to November 1916. Set out topographically, it covers everything from the famous battle sites such as High Wood and Manetz Wood to obscure villages on the outlying flanks. The author draws on the testimony of those who took part and refers to people, units and literature associated with each locality. In addition to its unique topographical survey, this book includes a chronology of events, a section on the role of the Royal Flying Corps, a bibliography, an appendix giving the orders of battle, and an index to formations and units. An indispensable guide to the Somme Battle.