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1 By: Heather Berk oundedSomme.jpg mgres?imgurl=http://ww w.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/scor e/wwivm/WoundedSom me.jpg&imgrefurl=http:// core/wwivm/wwivmh4.ht ml&usg

2 July 1–November 13, 1916 French-British attack “Somme Offensive” 1.2 million deaths Somme River, France, Western Front es-trenches/03-german-trench-gw000.jpg

3 French/British invented a technique: “creeping barrage” Horses, tanks, machine guns, artillery, and trenches west/pictures/Cavalry-Soldie tank.jpgr es1.jpg

4 Attrition Territory gain Distract Germans from Battle at Verdun Trench warfare and tanks

5 Joseph Joffre: Commander-In-Chief, French Army Douglas Haig: General, British Army =2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=french+flag&a q=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&start=0 glas_Haig_Gw_haig_01.png media.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/50004british- flag-posters.jpg&imgrefurl=

6 Neither side could keep much ground Shows futility of war Greatest number of deaths ges/wwi2.h8.wounded.jpg

7 Who’s for the game, the biggest that’s played, The red crashing game of a fight? Who’ll grip and tackle the job unafraid? And who thinks he’d rather sit tight? Who’ll toe the line for the signal to ‘Go!’? Who’ll give his country a hand? Who wants a turn to himself in the show? And who wants a seat in the stand? Who knows it won’t be a picnic – not much- Yet eagerly shoulders a gun? Who would much rather come back with a crutch Than lie low and be out of the fun? Come along, lads – But you’ll come on all right – For there’s only one course to pursue, Your country is up to her neck in a fight, And she’s looking and calling for you. ~Jessie Pope es/ /jpg/_ _16ba12 8f-dff7-45f8-bd1b-e559ecb640a0.jpg

8 Duffy, Michael. "First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Somme, 1916." First World War.com - A Multimedia History of World War One. 22 Aug Web. 01 May "The Battle of the Somme." History Learning Site Web. 01 May "Battle of the Somme." Spartacus Educational - Home Page Web. 01 May Hickman, Kennedy. "Battle of the Somme - World War I Battle of the Somme." Military History - Warfare through the Ages - Battles and Conflicts - Weapons of War - Military Leaders in History. Web. 01 May


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