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By Edward Hancock

The booklet covers intimately the assaults of 14-18 July 1916 opposed to the Bazentin Woods and villages and past. Walks and excursions of the environment parts are incorporated with particular motion maps.

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The mutual adulation among this group is also evidenced by their incestuous authoring of biographies about one another, cited throughout this book. The exploration fraternity extended to the Royal Geographical Society, which provided an important extraofficial institutional framework for the interaction of the civilian and official components of the community. Hogarth, Bell, Bury, the Blunts, Leachman, Carruthers, Butler, Shakespear, and others were all at various times at the society—many of them nominated by each other for membership—as were key figures in the DMO’s mapping section.

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