During the First World War, which lasted from the 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918, the Battle of the Somme became notorious for the slaughter inflicted on opposing forces between 1st Jul 1916 – 18th Nov 1916. It was fought by the armies of the British and French against the German forces. More than three million men fought in this battle and one million men were wounded or killed. It went down in history as one of the bloodiest battle of all time - it was simply a slaughter of a generation of young men on both sides.
the battle of the somme was part of ww1
A major WW-1 Battle led by Sir Douglas Haig's attack with 750,000 troops
on 1 July 1916. The German defenders totaled about 500,000 men in 16
Divisions. After four months of fighting and a gain on the ground of only
about seven miles the British called it quits. Losses were staggering. The
British suffered about 96,000 casualties, the French 51,000 and the Germans lost 164,055. More than a million troops on both sides were
killed or wounded without a real tactical or strategic gain.
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The Battle of the Somme took place July 1 and November 18 1916 in France. The Somme is an area in France some distance above Paris. It was part of the Western Front. The battle of the somme consited of the British and France army and the Germany army. The battle was one of the largest battles in world war one, understood to be one of the bloodiest military operations ever recorded, Lloyd George called the battle of the Somme: 'The most gigantic, tenacious, grim, futile and bloody fight ever waged in the history or war'.
With brutal frontal assaults to break the enemy defences, and brave soldiers following behind, forced to stay in the horrendous tenches. The violence against each army was unbearable. Soldiers where fighting on ground filled with rats, unburied dead, and mostly coverd in mud. soldiers showed the same bravery and determination then any battle in world war one.
As winter set in, the battle was over ( November 18 ) grief and horrorfilled the mines of the people back home. The Battle Of The Somme came to a end, six miles of ground has been taken.The battle prevented Germany from occupying Verdun and eventually perhaps the all of France.
It is often overshadowed by the victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, but the battle of the Somme played a great role in world war one as well as all the others.
The Battle of the Somme began in France near the Somme River.
french stared the battle of Somme.
The Battle of the Somme occurred on both sides of the Somme River in France. It is also known as the Somme Offensive.
The battle of the somme was fought in Northern France, by the the river Somme in 1916.
The French and the British were involed in the Battle of Somme.
12 countries were in the battle of the somme
the somme took place near the somme river and village in france! that is why it is called the battle of the somme, after the place where it was fought.
Battle of sommethe 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.
the battle of Somme lasted for 4months and 18days.
Battle of the Somme happened in 1916.
The Battle of the Somme (sometimes known as the Somme Offensive) was one of the bloodiest military battles in history.
France won the battle of Verdun and the Allies won the battle of the Somme.
From the name of the Somme river.
The battle of Somme was significant because it was won by Germany. (I think.)
The Battle of Somme was fought in the southern part of the Ypres Salient.
The Battle of the somme was a horrible thing but for a good reason
Battle of Somme-Py happened in 1918.
No. The Battle of the Somme was in 1916. The US entered the war in 1917.
The Somme. (Northern France; it was a river)
Butcher of the 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.
Zero Hour for the Battle of the Somme (Somme Offensive) was 7:30 a.m. on July 1st, 1916.
Over one million men were killed at the Battle of Somme.
what was the result of the allied offensive during the battle of the somme
The Battle of the Somme was a notoriously bloody battle. On the first day the Allied forces suffered 35,493 wounded.