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The Battle of Somme

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Isabel Ouweleen

on 31 October 2014

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Transcript of The Battle of Somme

Sent to cousin in Mid-July 1916
July 1st 1916-November 13th 1916
Together with patience, the nation must be taught to bear loss.
"Go on, Lily Whites! The coldstreamers in a great charge by the guards on the Somme"
Statistics from Battle
Letter from Will Mulholland
-On first day 20,000 British dead and 40,000 wounded

-Final casualty count:
420,000 British
200,000 French
600,000 German

-After three months of intense war British gained 7 miles
Sam, Isabel, Erin
Offensive Plan
Sources Cited
Intended as British and French offensive

Bombardment for week

3 million shells fired




The Battle of Somme
-A letter sent to the editors of the main British newspapers by Sir Douglas Haig, May 1916
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