What was the Battle of the Somme?
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
the battle of the somme was part of ww1
A major WW-1 Battle led by Sir Douglas Haig's attack with
on 1 July 1916. The German defenders totaled about 500,000 men
Divisions. After four months of fighting and a gain on the
ground of only
about seven miles the British called it quits. Losses were
British suffered about 96,000 casualties, the French 51,000 and
the Germans lost 164,055. More than a million troops on both sides
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
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.