The Battle of the Somme

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The 'big push' by the british was in response to the french plea for help. The french and germans had been battling at Verdun in 1916.

The English had 6x more men thean the germans at the start howver many of these were volunteersa whereas the germans had men who had done two years of compulsry military training.

On the 1st of july at 7:30 90,000 british and french troops went out into no mkans land and they were told to walk because british believed their bombardement earlier would have…


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