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                                                            NEW BOOK OUT  Zero Hour Z Day

information on a new book out,
Dear All,

Please excuse the group email and I hope you don't mind me contacting you.

Just a quick note to let you know my new book - Zero Hour Z Day - has just been published.

After 10 years of research and 4 years full time writing the work sets out to chronicle in greater detail than ever before the story of XIII Corps and the successful assaults by 30th and 18th Divisions during the opening day of the Battle of The Somme. As the only Corps to achieve all of its objectives on 1 July 1916, the book seeks to determine why this success was attained, when so many other units along the front barely crossed No-Man's-Land. using previously unseen material and utilising untold accounts I've analysed the build-up, preparations, intelligence, weapons, tactics, training, rehearsals and attack undertaken at Zero Hour, Z Day between the villages of Maricourt, Carnoy, Montauban and Mametz. The book is not only an historical account but also a useful guide to the area.
512 pages (size A4) weighing 2.8kg.
650 bios and images of the men who took part.
79 colour maps.
83 colour and b/w annotated aerial photographs.
142 b/w photographs (some previously unpublished).
41 colour photographs
38 sketches.
Appendix listing 125 gallantry awards.
A4 Hardback ISBN 978-0-9956911-0-0 £30.
A4 Soft-cover ISBN 978-0-9956911-1-7 £25.
Information, historical background & sample chapters available at
As a self-publisher the book is exclusively available via the website on the buy a book page. Alternatively email to pay by UK cheque. All books are signed copies.

Thank you

Jonathan [email protected]

In military terminology the term ‘Zero Hour’ denotes the designated time at which a planned attack is launched; the moment infantry go over the top to begin their assault. ‘Z Day’ is the day selected for the offensive action.