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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.

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โˆ™ 2018-03-09 10:13:16

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.

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