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  1. The battle of The Somme By Rory Droom & Kevin Park

  2. Location of the battle • Somme river, France.

  3. The dates of the battle • July 1st 1916, November 18th.

  4. Canada’s role in the battle • Canadians didn’t arrive at the Somme till’ late summer. • Drawn into fighting early, major losses.

  5. Role continued • Canadians soldiers ordered to take over a beet sugar refinery. • Germans forced to surrender.

  6. Role continued • Troops moved into Courcelette, France. • 2 days of close quarters fighting.

  7. Role continued • Canadians persisted in fighting through bad weather. • Captured Courcelette.

  8. Significance of the battle • Major British casualties. • Record not broken yet. • Artillery onslaught ineffective

  9. Significance continued • Across in straight lines. • Officers carried only handguns • Gained land reclaimed.

  10. Significance conclusion • Examples of British arrogance. • Lloyd George & JM Bourne say “colossal waste of time.”

  11. Strategies used in the battle • Creeping Barrage. • Artillery bombardment. • Cavalry ready to go.

  12. Strategies conclusion • Mine excavation & detonation. • “Lighting Bursts.” • Gas attack.

  13. How did the battle transpire? • French losing at Verdun. • Haig, Joffre and Rawlinson’s. efforts. • Kill Germans, gain territory.

  14. Weapons used in the battle • Rifles – Kill 1.4 kilometers away. • Machine gun – Worth 60-100 rifles. • Cannons- lengthy range.

  15. Ross Rifle Lee Enfield

  16. Vickers .303

  17. Weapons continued • Poison gas – silent, but deadly. • Bayonet – Multi-purpose spear. • Flamethrower – spread the flames.

  18. Weapons conclusion • Tank – unpredictable, helped the infantry. • Trench Mortar – more protection for the artillery

  19. Mortar launcher

  20. Stats on the battle • Hundreds of thousands of British and French. • Over half a million Germans killed.

  21. Memories from The Somme • General Sir Douglas Haig • Capt. RJ Trounshell

  22. Videos • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tv5gBa9DQs&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEzm1rpG6rc&feature=related

  23. A concluding poem • Poem from William Noel Hodginson • Written just before the battle