World War 1. Canadian Battles – The Somme CCH2P / D. The Somme, 1916. July 1 – November 18, 1916 A British offensive led by British General Haig A series of out-dated poorly planned battles along the Somme River lasting 5 months. The Somme. The Somme, 1916. The Somme.
World War 1
Canadian Battles – The Somme
CCH2P / D
Step 1: artillery attack for 2 weeks – intended to destroy barbed wire and German trenches.
– Artillery attack FAILED
Step 2: Allies then given the order to go ‘over the top’ where they were mowed down by German machine gun fire