The Battle of the Somme (8/10)

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The most infamous and bloody battle in British military history, the Battle of the Somme has come to symbolise the entire conflict for those on the Western trench front of the war. Losing 60,000 casualties in the first day alone, the Somme was meant to be the attack that would eventually lead to the end of the war and remains one of the most audaciously large offensives of the entire conflict. With over a million casualties across both sides of the conflict, its place in infamy is well deserved.  

Written by James Metcalfe

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