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The Battle of the Somme book
The Battle of the Somme book

The Battle of the Somme. Hew Strachan

The Battle of the Somme

ISBN: 9781472815569 | 288 pages | 8 Mb

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The Battle of the Somme Hew Strachan
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

The four-month Battle of the Somme was fought from 1 July to 18 November 1916 . Britain's most traumatic land offensive of the First World War drew to its conclusion in November 1916. Nov 2, 2011 - 11 min - Uploaded by Mr Allsop HistoryThe third of four videos detailing the experience of the First World War. In contrast, the French, with fewer divisions, suffered only around 2,000 casualties. The Somme offensive had its origins in Anglo-French plans to bring hostilities to a rapid close. At the end of 1915 the war was going badly for the Allies. Learn more about what happened today on History. There are few events in British history that carry as much significance as the Battle of the Somme. With the centenary of the Battle of the Somme approaching, Keith Howitt set out to learn more about his father's time in the trenches. The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. "The Pals battalions, Kitchener's army, fought its first really major battle on the Somme. By 1916, Britain had been at war for two years. By the time of the Somme offensive of 1916, the Great War had become shaped by artillery. Understandably war weariness was creeping in. On this day in History, Battle of the Somme begins on Jul 01, 1916. Kids learn about the Battle of the Somme from World War I. The first day of the Somme offensive, July 1, 1916, resulted in 57,470 British casualties, greater than the total combined British casualties in the Crimean, Boer, and Korean wars. Tragedy: 'a sad, lamentable event; one causing or involving death and unhappiness' (Webster's Universal Dictionary).

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