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What were the causes of the Battle of the Somme?
Battle of somme the cause of the battle of the somme was that the french town of verdun was being attacked by the Germans and was about to be taken over. The battle of the somme was to relieve pressure on that town and save it from going down....
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Why is the battle of somme named the battle of somme?
Because the river Somme, a large river, dominates the geography around there. Interestingly, the Somme was an important factor controlling manoeuvres before the battle of Agincourt 1415, 500 years previously. ...