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

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

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

©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.

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

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'".

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines ¿ as a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme.

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

For much of the First World War, the small French village of Vignacourt was always behind .

Compared with what was to follow, the weeks leading up to the bloodiest battle in British history were a gentle calm before the storm, as these astonishing 100-year-old photographs show.

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.

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916.  Colorized by Benjamin Thomas.

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October Colorized by Benjamin Thomas. a rare look at in color I hope future generations never forget their sacrifice

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

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.

World War I,  Battle of the Somme, 1916.  A German soldier wearing a gas mask about to hurl a handgrenade from a trench.

1916 - Battle of the Somme, A German soldier wearing a gas mask about to hurl a handgrenade from a trench.

Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at the Battle of the Somme in 1916."We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Quote by Australian Private Edward Lynch

Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at…

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July-10 November 1917 | First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 November 1917 A knocked out British tank half submerged in mud and water near St Julien, 12 October

Battle of the Somme, 1916. Troops among the ruins of Beaumont Hamel after its capture. - John Boileau, Legion Magazine.

Battle of the Somme, 1916. Troops among the ruins of Beaumont Hamel after its capture. - John Boileau, Legion Magazine.

Troops of the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (37th Division) marching to the trenches.

Battle of the Somme: 7 photos of British soldiers marching to war

Troops of the Battalion, Royal Fusiliers Division) marching to the trenches, St Pol (Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise), November

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