Battle of the Somme 1916

The Battle of the Somme encompassed a series of battles for the British and French Armies in the sector of the Western Front south of Arras and north of the Somme River. The battles began on 1 July and drew to a close on 18 November 1916.

Map of the 1 July 1916 Front Lines and the Allied Front Line on 19 November at the end of the Battle of the Somme.

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Reference works used to research this battle are included in the bibliography for this website. Specific sources are acknowledged at the foot of a page as appropriate and links are given to full titles or archive references listed in the bibliography.