Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic #History #War

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic

Battle of the Somme was known among the troops as the Great Fuck-Up. This was the largest engagement fought since the beginnings of civilization (The Great War and Modern Memory).

A classic art print by artist J. Beadle of the Ulster Division advancing into the German trenches during the Battle of the Somme.

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

At on July 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man 'in anger'".

These remarkable photos capture the life of a young officer in the Battle of the Somme, which began 90 years ago. The incredible photos from Lieutenant Patrick King were some of the rare surviving pictures from the battlefield in northern France

Image of soldiers leaving their trench to advance on the enemy. Notice that bayonets were always pointed outward because soldiers had to be prepared to encage in close combat the moment they left their trench.

The Battle of the Somme started in July 1st 1916. It lasted until November 1916. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One; this one battle had a marked effect on overall casualty figures and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare.For many years those who led the British campaign have received a lot of criticism for the way the Battle of the Somme was fought – especially Douglas Haig.

The Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of trench warfare in World War One.

World War I,  Battle of the Somme, 1916.  A German soldier wearing a gas mask about to hurl a handgrenade from a trench.

1916 - Battle of the Somme, A German soldier wearing a gas mask about to hurl a handgrenade from a trench.

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

An Injured German solider being escorted by a British solider during the Somme Offensive, – July, 1916

The battle of the somme was another major battle in ww1 again leaving many casualties

The battle of the somme was another major battle in again leaving many casualties. This battle blows my mind.

Battle of the Somme - Wikipedia

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