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On this day in 1916, the British and Germans began, one of the most infamous battlesof WW I. The British launched a massive offensive against German forces in the Somme River region of France. In the previous week, the British had shelled the German lines, with some quarter of a million shells.

TheBattleof the Somme was fought from July 1 to November 18, 1916 during World War I (1914-1918). In 1916, the British and French intended to launch a large-scale offensive along the Somme River. With the beginning of theBattleof Verdun in February, the focus changed to a British-centric...

The first day of fighting begins at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, between Union and Confederate in one of the largest battlesof the Civil War.

Battleof the SommeBegins. 1 July 1916. At 7:30 a.m., the British launch a massive offensive against German forces in the Somme River region of France. During the preceding week, 250,000 Allied shells had pounded German positions near the Somme, and 100,000 British soldiers poured...

"Idealism perished at theBattleofSomme. The enthusiastic volunteers were enthusiatic no longer" - AJP Taylor First World War (1963).

TheBattleofSomme Thesis: TheBattleofSomme the bloodiest battleof WWI because they had insufficient weaponry, poor war tactics, and constantly underestimating the enemy. I. Summary A. July 1, 1916 beginning of the war B. Also known as the Anglo-French attempt B.1. Break through...

After the bombardment, theBattleof the Sommebegan on 1 July 1916. It would last for almost five months. The last battle was on 13 November 1916, but the offensive was officially suspended on 19 November 1916.

TheBattleOfSomme Introduction The river Sommebegins near the French Town of St Quentin and flows. west through a marsh valley to the English Channel

Battleof the Somme | The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.

Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, theBattleof the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000

The Red Chateau. One of the last homes left standing in the French village of Courcelette, during theBattleof the Somme, October 1916.

1916 July 1st, 1916: TheBattleof the Sommebegins and the British army suffers 57,470 casualties and 19,240 deaths in just one day 's time.

The centenary of theBattleof the Somme was marked by two minutes' silence at 07:28 on 1 July, the moment soldiers went over the top.

TheBattleof the Somme was planned as a joint French and British operation. The idea originally came from the French Commander-in-Chief, Joseph Joffre and was accepted by General Douglas Haig, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) commander, despite his preference for a large attack in Flanders.