As History -- WW1 - Battle of the Somme

Fought by the French and English forces against the Germans in the World War 1, on the 1st of June 1916.

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Battle of Somme

French forces weakened at Verdun.

Inexperienced officers, volunteer army - New Army.

Lasted until November - tanks introduced on the 15th of September -- small initial succes.

Commander-in-chief, General Sir Douglas Haig

Royal Flying Corpse - expanding role

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