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Battle of the Somme was a four and a half month battle from
June-November 1916, where more than a million men were killed. The
aim of the battle was to draw German troops away from the French
town, Verdun, where a massive assault had previously been launched.
General Haig,…

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the way to win was to `wear the enemy down as much as possible.' Haig
continued to send in troops for another four and a half months.

Haig should be called a hero because he successfully drew most of the
German troops away from Verdun, which was the whole reason…


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