The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial is a 74-acre battlefield park on the grounds over which the Newfoundland Regiment made its brave but unsuccessful attack on 1 July 1916. This was the first day of the Somme offensive and the British military command thought their week-long artillery barrage would destroy the German defences as well as the miles of entrenched barbed-wire. The barbed wire still stood.
Rockets Of The Third Reich
"For anyone who remembers the WWII classic the Eagle has Landed it will be impossible not to compare. Both present the dichotomy of the professional German soldier (a paratrooper in the Higgins book, a U Boat commander here) who fights for the homeland as his duty but is far from barbaric and the political SS/Gestapo men. it doesn't reach the mastery of the classic but it is an enjoyable read..