The Battle of Somme was fought between the 1st of July and 13th of November 1916 in northern France. The aim of the attack was to break through the German lines and force the German army to surrender.
This Battle was coordinated by General Sir Douglas Haig.
The Royal Artillery had prepared an underground network of telephone cables so as to enable forward observation officers to monitor and correct the barrage as the battle progressed.
The British launched The Battle of the Somme to achieve two objectives.
The Battle of the Somme, 1916 Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to this day remains a one-day record.
The attack was launched upon a 30 kilometre front, from north of the Somme river between Arras and Albert, and ran from 1 July until 18 November, at which point it was called off.
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