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The Missing of the Somme


by Geoff Dyer

An aerial observer or pilot in flight helmet and overcoat reports to a German General and his staff at a division's combat headquarters on March 21, 1918, the first day of Operation Michael, Germany's spring offensive, the first of five German drives in 1918.
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Reverse (handwritten):
21. 3. 18.
Division Combat HQ

An aerial observer or pilot in flight helmet and overcoat reports to a German General and his staff at a division's combat headquarters on March 21, 1918, the first day of Operation Michael, Germany's spring offensive, the first of five German drives in 1918.

The Missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Vintage Books, 1994

Copyright: 1994 by Geoff Dyer