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1 By: Heather Berk oundedSomme.jpg mgres?imgurl=http://ww e/wwivm/WoundedSom me.jpg&imgrefurl=http:// core/wwivm/ 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 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/45161000/jpg/_45161765_16ba12 8f-dff7-45f8-bd1b-e559ecb640a0.jpg

8 Duffy, Michael. "First World - Battles - The Battle of the Somme, 1916." First World - A Multimedia History of World War One. 22 Aug. 2009. Web. 01 May 2010.. "The Battle of the Somme." History Learning Site. 2009. Web. 01 May 2010.. "Battle of the Somme." Spartacus Educational - Home Page. 2009. Web. 01 May 2010.. 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 2010..

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