Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic #History #War

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic

©IWM (Q 4499) WWI,13 Nov 1916, Somme, Battle of the Ancre. A Military Policeman with a wounded German prisoner captured at St Pierre Divion. (Detail)

©IWM (Q Nov Somme, Battle of the Ancre. A Military Policeman with a wounded German prisoner captured at St Pierre Divion.

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

An Injured German solider being escorted by a British solider during the Somme Offensive, – July, 1916

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

At on July 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".

Never Before Published World War One Photographs Revealed

Field Marshall Douglas Haig riding a horse at an unknown location in France February Haig was the British commander-in-chief during the Somme battle. (Photo by Collection Odette Carrez/Reuters)

Diagram of a trench in WWI

Trench construction in World War I

The Long, Long Trail The British Army in the Great War WWI Battle of the Somme Trench layout- i think this is a great overlook of the trenches and makes it easy to understand

German prisoners coming in from Thiepval, 15 September 1916.  The Battles of the Somme: Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15 - 22 September 1916

German prisoners coming in from Thiepval, 15 September The Battles of the Somme: Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15 - 22 September 1916

Kate wore three poppies on her lapel. Each poppy likely represents a relative who served in the forces. One of Kate's great uncle's was killed during the Battle of the Somme.

Kate wore three poppies on her lapel. Each poppy likely represents a relative who served in the forces. One of Kate's great uncle's was killed during the Battle of the Somme.

Just behind the lines (But wearing his helmet) a soldier prepares for the anticipated dead. Approximately 96,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers died in the Somme battles which lasted from July until November 1916, total British and Commonwealth casualties including those killed equated to 420,000.  From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme  Image from Volume 2 of "I Was There" page 855  LEST WE FORGET  1916 - 2016

Just behind the lines (But wearing his helmet) a soldier prepares for the anticipated dead. Approximately 96,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers died in the Somme battles which lasted from July until November 1916, total British and Commonwealth casualties including those killed equated to 420,000. From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme Image from Volume 2 of "I Was There" page 855 LEST WE FORGET 1916 - 2016

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

Knee-deep in mud: Wading through a trench on the Somme are Major Beauchamp Magrath (left) of the East Lancashire Regiment, killed on June and Captain Paul Hammond, right, who died on February The other two soldiers are not identified.

Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses

Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

Soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, There were British casualties that day - almost died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses.

WW1,Somme, Battle of Flers Courcelette, 15-22 Sept 1916. Canadians testing a…

CO The Battle of Flers Courcelette 15 September: Canadians testing a Vickers machine gun.

WW1, Somme: Battle of Bazentin Ridge. Long line of German POWs being marched into Fricourt. July 14,1916.

Somme: Battle of Bazentin Ridge. Long line of German POWs being marched into Fricourt.

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