Somme: Into the Breach

Somme: Into the Breach

By Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

The Somme is one of the most written about battles of the 20th century. It has come to epitomise British popular memory of the horror and futility of the First World War.

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore’s new book, ‘Somme: Into the Breach’, presents new research on Allied breakthroughs during the battle. Hugh will reveal some of the remarkable stories uncovered while writing the book and discuss how the Somme fits into our wider understanding of First World War history today.

There will be a chance for the audience to ask questions following the interview. Hugh will also be signing copies of his book.

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore has written for the Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Independent on Sunday, and Mail On Sunday. His first book ‘Kings On The Catwalk: The Louis Vuitton and Moët-Hennessy Affair’ was published in 1992.

Book tickets

This event is part of the National Army Museum’s Evening Series.


Standard tickets:

Tickets are available for £10.00 and can be booked online or by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Concession tickets:

SOFNAM, Students, Military and Senior places are available for £7.50. Proof of ID is required. Concessions can only be booked by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Venue details


Army & Navy Club
36-39 Pall Mall


Dress code:

The dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted.

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