This item vcs on the western front somme 1916 1st july 1916 to 13th november 1916 by paul oldfield hardcover 2099 only 2 left in stock more on the way sent from and sold by amazon. It took place between 1 july and 18 november 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of the river somme in france the battle was intended to hasten a victory for the allies and was the largest battle of the first world war on the western front 7. The first day on the somme 1 july 1916 was the opening day of the battle of albert 1 13 july the name given by the british to the first two weeks of the battle of the somme. The somme 1916 by norman gladden william kimber 1974 the experiences of a soldier of 1 7th battalion northumberland fusiliers who arrived on the somme in september 1916 and subsequently saw action in front of the butte de warlencourt amongst other places. The battle of somme was fought between the 1st of july and 13th of november 1916 in northern france the battle lasted for more than five months the aim of the attack was to break through the german lines and force the german army to surrender
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