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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.

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World war 1

World War 1

Canadian Battles – The Somme

CCH2P / D


The somme 1916
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 plan
The Somme – the plan

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

  • Total 1.25 million are killed Land gain = 10 km


The somme over the top
The Somme – over the top


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