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The Battle of the Somme
Why did the British launch an attack along the Somme?

British and French forces planned to attack the Germans along the River Somme in the summer of 1916, when the land
would be dry but in February 1916 the Germans attacked the French fortress of…

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Machine guns revolutionised warfare, as cavalry and infantry charges were no match for a machine gun.



General Haig
One of the most hated men in history known as the Butcher of the Somme
Went to the royal Sandhurst military college in 1883 for 1 year
Did take active service but…

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