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    The Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme took place between 1st July 1916 to 18th November 1916. It was fought on the north and south banks of the river Somme‚ hence the name. The plan was to redirect the German armies from attacking Verdun (which was lower down the Somme)‚ which was a town that was very near Paris‚ the capital. The Battle had some positive and negative views. The best thing that happened during the battle was that tactics were developed that enabled the British to win the

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    The Battle of the Somme In February 1916‚ after a year of stalemate‚ the Germans decided to attack France and capture strategic French forts in the area of Verdun‚ 15 miles west of Paris. They aimed to ’bleed France white’ with the attrition tactic developed by their commander‚ Falkenhayn. In an attempt to force the Germans away from Verdun‚ the French allies from Britain‚ led by General Haig‚ planned an artillery bombardment of the Germans. The battle carried on for a whole 10 months with a

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    The battle of the Somme started on July 1st 1916 and ended around November 18th. The battle was in Picardy. The Battle of the Somme was part of the ‘War of Attrition’ phase of World War One. On the 3rd of August‚ 1914‚ Germany invaded Belgium. The next day Britain declared war‚ and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) went to France. For the first two months the armies fought aggressively against each other. These first meetings were called the ‘War of movement’. The Germany armies managed

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    Battle Of Somme Analysis

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    british and french forces claim to have won the battle‚ both sides suffered from a large amount of losses. However neither side really did win. The British and french‚ who started the battle‚ won some ground‚ but it was not relative to the high casualty rate. \ In July‚ 1916. A british newspaper article was released from the american newspaper worker and one of the country’s leading war correspondent‚ Percival Phillips. He wrote about the Battle of Somme with an optimistic tone. For example he said

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    Interview of Maxus‚ a true roman gladiator Hello and welcome to the interview show joining us today is a roman gladiator who has just survived the coliseum and earned his freedom. Here he is right now maximus the gladiator (audience cheers) Dave: So then maximus before we get to know about your life in the arena I would like to know about your background and why you were chosen for the arena instead of labour? Maximus: When I was young i use to watch my father‚ neighbours and family

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    Source 3 challenge the impression given in Sources 1 and 2 that the Battle of the Somme had achieved worthwhile objectives? Having analysed all 3 sources‚ it can be said that source 3 significantly challenges sources 1 and 2 giving an entirely different perspective on the battle of the Somme. Source 1 is an extract from Sir Douglas Haig’s final dispatch‚ published in March 1919. This source begins to describe the Battle of the Somme as a tremendous victory. Haig claims that “The three main objectives…

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    The battle of the Somme began in the summer of 1916. The British saw their opportunity to look good and be the saviour of the moment. However‚ this did not occur. A four hundred and fifty mile trench network‚ stretching from the Swiss border up and into Belgium‚ was opened up and the battle had truly started. The battle soon deteriorated into trench warfare causing no progress to either side. The Generals decided to forge an all-out offensive on the weaker points of the German lines and started

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    Descriptions of the battles of Verdun and Somme The Battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest battle of World War One‚ which yielded many casualties and was the catalyst for the British starting the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. The objective of the Battle of Somme was to help alleviate the pressure on the British that the Germans had been exerting at the battle Verdun. “The attack on Verdun (the Germans code-named it ’Judgment’) came about because of a plan by the German Chief of General

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    Q8. In my opinion‚ I believe that it is fair to say that neither side had won the battles of Somme or Verdun. In other words‚ there was so much bloodshed and lives lost that there was no real winner. Both sides sustained major casualties and loss of supplies. The amount of death is something that we as humans can not even begin to fathom. The worst part about it‚ nothing was gained in the process of these battles. There was such a tremendous and horrific amount of loss that there was no possible

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    • July 1‚ 1916 – Battle of the Somme o British launched offensive against Somme River o Also known as the Somme Offensive‚ took place during the First World War between 1 July and 14 November 1916 in the Somme department of France‚ on both banks of the river of the same name. The battle consisted of an offensive by the British and French armies against the German Army‚ which‚ since invading France in August 1914‚ had occupied large areas of that country. The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest

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