The Battle of Arras: South

The Battle of Arras: South written by Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland and published by Pen and Sword Books.

This is a fantastic little book and I will say why, it includes the battles at Bullecourt, Monchy-le-Preux, Wancourt and the Valley of the Scarpe. Now this book seems to have everything from the history of the battles and area, local churches and cemetaries. It even has a acouple of tables at the back of the book about the VC winners and the notable people killed at the various sites. Inside the book not only is all the text clearly explained and laid out, but it’s easy to follow. Together, with this we have some fantastic photos, pictures and maps which help knit everything as one. An excellent little book and if you were going to visit the area, I just don’t see why you wouldn’t take along a copy. It’s a must.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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