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France > Battle of the Somme    1 July - 15 November 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 British troops go over the top in the trenches

during the Battle of the Somme.

 

Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

 

Battle of the Somme film – archive

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Thursday 30 June 2016    15.53 BST

Last modified on Thursday 30 June 2016    15.54 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/world/from-the-archive-blog/2016/jun/30/battle-of-the-somme-film-1916-archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A British trench near the Albert-Bapaume road

at Ovillers-La Boisselle, July 1916

during the Battle of the Somme.

 

The men are from A Company, 11th Battalion,

The Cheshire Regiment.

 

Photograph by Lt. J. W. Brooke.

Imperial War Museum catalogue number Q 3990.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cheshire_Regiment_trench_Somme_1916.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new age of atrocity:

British troops at the battle of Albert, July 1916.

 

Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

Somme: Into the Breach by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore review

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/04/
somme-into-the-breach-hugh-sebag-montefiore-review-ian-thomson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 July - 15 November 1916

 

Battle of the Somme

 

 

The Somme

was the most murderous

single battle of the 1914-18 war.

 

In a little less

than five months,

an estimated 1,000,000

British Empire, French

and German soldiers

were killed, captured

or wounded.

 

There were more than

400,000 British

and Empire casualties,

including 125,000 deaths

– 27,000 on the first day alone.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/
new-more-unseen-photographs-from-the-first-world-war-1984325.html

 

 

 

The British army

suffered 57,470 casualties

on the first day of the Somme,

including 19,240 men killed.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/jul/01/
battle-of-the-somme-daily-mail-photographs

 

 

 

L'offensive alliée sur la Somme

avait pour objectif de rompre

le front allemand en Picardie.

 

Entre juillet et novembre 1916,

les combats opposèrent des soldats

d'une vingtaine de nations.

 

Tous belligérants confondus,

cette bataille fit 1 200 000 morts,

blessés et disparus.

http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/page/affichepage.php?idLang=fr&idPage=12066

 

 

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/battle-of-the-somme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/battle_somme.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone/battle_somme.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone/

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/04/
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/01/
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https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/jul/01/
battle-of-the-somme-daily-mail-photographs

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/01/
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/jul/01/
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/01/
the-somme-during-the-first-world-war-and-now-interactive

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/01/
484344178/a-century-after-the-battle-of-the-somme-europe-gathers-to-honor-the-fallen

http://iht-retrospective.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/1916-
the-battle-of-the-somme/

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/06/30/world/europe/
ap-eu-britain-world-war-i.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/from-the-archive-blog/2016/jun/30/
battle-of-the-somme-film-1916-archive

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/30/
the-guardian-view-on-the-somme-centenary-rest-in-peace

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/30/
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/30/
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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/29/
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http://www.npr.org/2016/06/26/
483587859/-battle-of-the-somme-centenary-symbolizes-great-loss-for-canadians

https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2016/jun/12/
scenes-from-the-somme-european-war-centenary-photography

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/world/europe/
britain-iraq-inquiry-brexit-somme.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2013/11/10/
243068448/a-panorama-of-devastation-drawing-of-wwi-battle-spans-24-feet

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/
new-more-unseen-photographs-from-the-first-world-war-1984325.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/09/
ivor-gurney-on-somme

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/interactive/2008/nov/06/remembranceday

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/09/first-world-war-somme

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/09/ivor-gurney-on-somme

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/09/western-front-battles-timeline

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/oct/19/somme-haig-snow-british-army

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/aug/24/firstworldwar.military

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwone/pals_04.shtml

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/mar/08/military.uknews4 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/nov/10/comment 

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/
ThousandsGatherToHonourAndRememberThoseWhoFoughtAtTheSomme.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5135878.stm

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/jun/22/ireland 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/jul/02/historybooks.features 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jul/02/davidsmith.theobserver 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2006/jul/01/photography.history

 

 

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