http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWsomme.jpg July 1–November 13, 1916 French-British attack “Somme Offensive” 1.2 million deaths Somme River, France, Western Front http://www.ramsdale.org/canon.jpg http://www.ramsdale.org/fire.jpg http://www.wereldoorlog1418.nl/warpictures/trenches/imag es-trenches/03-german-trench-gw000.jpg
Attrition Territory gain Distract Germans from Battle at Verdun Trench warfare and tanks http://www.old-picture.com/american-history-1900-1930s/pictures/World-Tank-War-I-001.jpg http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/files/images/stories/artillery/artillery-007.jpg http://shiz-mcgiz.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/somme.jpg
Joseph Joffre: Commander-In-Chief, French Army Douglas Haig: General, British Army http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16363/16363-h/images/image032-full.jpg http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&gbv =2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=french+flag&a q=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&start=0 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Dou glas_Haig_Gw_haig_01.png http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mostly media.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/50004british- flag-posters.jpg&imgrefurl=
Neither side could keep much ground Shows futility of war Greatest number of deaths http://www.ramsdale.org/wounded.jpg http://www.firstworldwar.com/today/images/02auchonvillerscem02.jpg http://img98.imageshack.us/i/newfoundlandsoldiersinsok4.jpg/ http://www.johndclare.net/ima ges/wwi2.h8.wounded.jpg
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 http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/imag es/45161000/jpg/_45161765_16ba12 8f-dff7-45f8-bd1b-e559ecb640a0.jpg
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