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  Battle of the Somme (1916) - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
One purpose of the battle was to draw German forces away from the battle of Verdun; however, by its end the losses on the Somme had exceeded those at Verdun.
In one significant respect, the Battle of the Somme was a major strategic success for the British as on 12 July, in response to the Somme fighting and the situation in the east, Falkenhayn called off the German offensive at Verdun.
The attack, known as the battle of Bazentin Ridge, was aimed at capturing the German second defensive position which ran along the crest of the ridge from Pozières, on the Albert–Bapaume road, southeast towards the villages of Guillemont and Ginchy.
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One purpose of the battle was to draw German forces away from the Battle of Verdun; however, by its end the losses on the Somme had exceeded those at Verdun.
In one significant respect, the Battle of the Somme was a major strategic success for the British as on 12 July, in response to the Somme fighting and the situation in the east, Falkenhayn called off the German offensive at Verdun.
The attack, known as the Battle of Bazentin Ridge, was aimed at capturing the German second defensive position which ran along the crest of the ridge from Pozières, on the Albert–Bapaume road, southeast towards the villages of Guillemont and Ginchy.
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 Battle Of The Somme
The battle is best remembered for its first day, 1 July 1916, on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead — the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.
As horrific as the battle of the Somme is in British & Commonwealth memory, it also had a staggering impact on the German army; one officer famously described it as "the muddy grave of the German field army".
The Battle of the Somme damaged the German Army beyond repair, after which it was never able to adequately replace its casualties with the same calibre of soldier that doggedly held its ground during most of the battle.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Battle of Guillemont
The Battle of Guillemont was a British assault on the German-held village of Guillemont during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
Guillemont lay on the right flank of the British sector where it linked with French forces and by holding it, the Germans prevented the Allied armies from operating in unison.
Guillemont came in range of British forces following the Battle of Bazentin Ridge on 14 July and it was subjected to a number of costly attacks in late July and August.
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 Ernst Junger
The village of Guillemont was distinguished from the landscape around it only because the shell holes there were of a whiter color by reason of the houses which had been ground to powder.
After this battle the German soldier wore the steel helmet, and in his features there were chiseled the lines of an energy stretched to the utmost pitch, lines that future generations will perhaps find as fascinating and imposing as those of many heads of classical or Renaissance times.
For I cannot too often repeat, a battle was no longer an episode that spent itself in blood and fire; it was a condition of things that dug itself in remorselessly week after week and even month after month.
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In peculiar important respect, the Battle of the Somme was a supreme necessary mastery for the British as on 12 July, in retort to the Somme wrestling & the locale in the east, Falkenhayn invitationed absent the German offensive at Verdun.
Battle of the Somme The terminal phase The terminal phase Main articles: Battle of Thiepval Ridge – Battle of Le Transloy – Battle of the Ancre Heights – Battle of the Ancre Stretcher bearers recovering wounded as the Battle of Thiepval Ridge, September 1916.
Battle of the Somme The Conclusion The Conclusion Progress of the Battle of the Somme in 1 July & 18 November.
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 Battle of Guillemont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Guillemont was a British assault on the German-held village of Guillemont during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
Guillemont lay on the right flank of the British sector where it linked with French forces and by holding it, the Germans prevented the Allied armies from operating in unison.
Guillemont came in range of British forces following the Battle of Bazentin Ridge on 14 July and it was subjected to a number of costly attacks in late July and August.
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 Battle of Le Transloy Information
The Battle of Le Transloy was the final offensive mounted by the British Fourth Army during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
With the successful conclusion of the preceding Battle of Morval at the end of September, the Fourth Army of Lieutenant General Henry Rawlinson had finally captured the third line of German defences on the Somme.
The battle, which opened on 1 October, began well with the capture of Eaucourt L'Abbaye by the 47th (1/2nd London) Division as well as an advance along the Albert-Bapaume road towards Le Sars.
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 Guillemont Road Cemetery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Guillemont is a village 12 kilometres east of Albert.
On the 18th August it was reached by the 2nd Division, and on the 3rd September (in the Battle of Guillemont) the village was captured and cleared by the 20th (Light) and part of the 16th (Irish) Divisions.
The cemetery was begun by fighting units (mainly of the Guards Division) and Field Ambulances after the Battle of Guillemont, and was closed in March, 1917.
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 World War One Battles
The battle is often regarded as demonstrating that the Royal Navy was technologically inferior to the German Navy.
The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, which ran from 14-17 July 1916 and comprised part of the second phase of the Somme Offensive, was launched primarily by Reserve Army (twelve battalions) with Rawlinson's Fourth Army providing a further battalion, on a front extending from Longueval to Bazentin-le-Petit Wood.
These battles, and those British and Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives, are commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world with nearly 12,000 graves.
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 Battle of the Somme: the face of battle a study of agincourt waterloo and the somme, battle of the somme 1916, battle ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
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The battle is best remembered there for its first day, 1 July 1916, on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead — the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.
The first day of the battle was preceded by seven days of preliminary artillery bombardment in which the British fired over 1.5 million shells.
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Guillemont, 1916
With its maze of underground tunnels, dugouts and concrete emplacements, Guillemont was a veritable fortress and an unquestionably tough nut to crack, as evidenced by the earlier failures of the British attacks during the previous two months.
The 3 September attack finally saw Guillemont fall to the British.
A "British warm" was a heavy issue greatcoat for officers.
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Guillemont Road Cemetery is located two miles north of Hardecourt on the north side of the Guillemont to Montauban Road.
The memorial was originally located on the Guillemont to Ginchy Road north east of Guillemont and commemorated the Divisions major involvement in the fighting around the Guillemont Ginchy area, that included the award of two Victoria Cross's.
It is fact that the capture of Guillemont, on the 3rd September 1916, was greatly aided by the attachment of a Brigade from the Division to the 20th Light Division.
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 World War One Battlefields : The Somme : Guillemont
Guillemont held out for some time during the Somme battles, with attacks here on the 30th of July and the 8th of August before the village was finally taken on the 3rd of September, 1916.
On the front of the memorial at Guillemont is inscribed '1914-1918 - In commemoration of the victories of Guillemont and Ginchy September 3rd and 9th 1916 in memory of those who fell therein and of all Irishmen who gave their lives in the great war.
Guillemont was a German strongpoint before it was taken in early September 1916, and they had constructed dug-outs possibly as a Divisional HQ.
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 Guillemont at AllExperts
Guillemont is a small village and commune roughly 8 miles east of Albert in the Somme département of northern France.
The cemetery began as a field graveyard after the Battle of Guillemont, but was quickly expanded after the Armistice when graves from surrounding areas were centralized here.
In World War I, Guillemont was one of several important strategic areas controlled by Germans that effectively divided allied forces.
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Rawlinson noted in his War Diary that the total number of men involved at the start of the battle were about 500,000, that there were 1,500 guns of which 450 were of a large calibre, 150,000 rounds were fired in the day and 50,000 in the night into the enemy front lines.
Evans won the VC at Guillemont and J. Miller at Bazentin le Petit on the 30th/31st.
The Battle of the Ancre begins on a foggy morning and Beaumont Hamel is stormed by the British.
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 The National Archives | Exhibitions & Learning online | First World War | Battles
As both private and operational sources illustrate, the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, was a bloody failure: 20,000 of the 120,000 men who attacked were killed.
As mud and rain began to make conditions impossible, the Battle of the Somme was finally brought to a halt on 18 November.
The unprecedented carnage of the Battle of the Somme marked a turning point in public perceptions of the war in Britain.
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 To the fallen of ww1 who lived in the Bi
Although the battle of the Somme was reguarded as over after the capture of Beaumont Hamel in Nov 16 operations in the Ancre valley continued through the winter of 1916/1917.
Alberts Battalion 1st Bham South Midlands division, were at the heart of the battle on the Somme in the summer of 1916 until Nov 16.If he died of wounds a day or so before his death or in action then the battalion was involved in the Battle of Guillemont on the Somme.
Heavly involved in the battles of the Somme, Edward was killed in action probably in one of the battles for Delville wood which was secured on the 25th Aug 1916 by the 14th (light) division.
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 Bidford-on-Avon WW1 Memorial
Earnests division were active in 2 battles at the time of his death: Battle of Polygon wood 26th Sept-3rd Oct 1917 and the Battle of Broodsende 4th Oct 1917.
Although the battle of the Somme was reguarded as over after the capture of Beaumont Hamel in Nov 16 operations in the Ancre valley continued through the winter of 1916/1917.William was a battalion runner and was killed by enemy shell.Born in Broom resident in Bidford.
Alberts Battalion 1st Bham South Midlands division, were at the heart of the battle on the Somme in the summer of 1916 until Nov 16.The battalion was involved in the Battle of Guillemont on the Somme.
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 Battle Honours
attle Honours are conferred by the Sovereign and recognise the presence of a regiment at, and its participation in, a particular battle or campaign.
Some of our most prized Battle Honours, such as Gibraltar and Quebec, were not authorised until many years after the event, while hard-fought victories such as Namur 1695, Germantown 1777 and Alkmaar 1799 have never been honoured.
The Battle Honours shown in bold below are borne on the Colours of The Queen's Lancashire Regiment.
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 Battle of the Ancre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Ancre was the final act of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
At this point, the battle of the Ancre could be considered a success for the British and Haig was satisfied with the result however Gough was, as ever, keen to continue further, a characteristic of his command that was loathed by the men who had to serve under him.
On 18 November, II Corps was expected to drive north towards the village of Grandcourt and the river.
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 Research The Records Of The Royal Irish Regiment
In recognition of the work done by the Royal Irish Regiment the 1st Battalion was taken to Pretoria to represent Ireland at the ceremony of proclaiming the annexation of the Transvaal on the 25th Oct 1900.
First Battle of the Somme 21st Mar to 3rd Apr. Also known as the German Spring Offensive or to the Germans as The Kaiserschlact.
Battle of the Canal du Nord 27th Sept to 1st Oct.
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 :: CWGC :: Guillemont
The Battle of the Somme: the Battle of Guillemont, 3-6 September 1916.
Throughout late July and August 1916, Guillemont (in the southern corner of the battlefield, a few hundred yards east of Trônes Wood) defied repeated British attacks.
The main assault on Guillemont itself was made by 20th (Light) Division, two battalions of which crept forward before zero hour and took the Germans by surprise.
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 Informat.io on Battle Of The Somme
The 1916 Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War, with more than one million casualties.
The British daily loss rate during the Battle of the Somme was 2,943 men, which exceeded the loss rate during the Third Battle of Ypres but was not as severe as the two months of the battle of Arras (4,076 per day) or the final Hundred Days offensive in 1918 (3,685 per day).
On July 1, 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that 386 British soldiers were executed by firing squad for "Cowardice" during the battle.
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 Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France
It was taken by the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers on 30 July but the battalion was obliged to fall back, and it was again entered for a short time by the 55th (West Lancashire) Division on 8 August.
On 18 August, the village was reached by the 2nd Division, and on 3 September (in the Battle of Guillemont) it was captured and cleared by the 20th (Light) and part of the 16th (Irish) Divisions.
The cemetery was begun by fighting units (mainly of the Guards Division) and field ambulances after the Battle of Guillemont, and was closed in March 1917, which it contained 121 burials.
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 1916  SOMME
In many sectors on the first day of the battle the one had not been cut and as a result the attacks ‘hung up’ leaving the troops in the killing zones of the machine guns.
Battle of Flers-Courcellete, 15-22 September 1916,25-28 September –1916 Battle of Morval, 26-28 September Battle of Thiepval Ridge.1 October-18 November Battle the Ancre Heights,-1-18 October Battle of the Transloy Ridges.13-18 Battle of the Ancre.
It is become a battle of attrition such as general drop what had expected and desired from the moment when, as a result of the German attacks at the dawn, it grew manifest that the British must play the principal role in the Somme offensive.
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Guillemont Road Cemetery is located two miles north of Hardecourt on the north side of the Guillemont to Montauban Road.
The memorial was originally located on the Guillemont to Ginchy Road north east of Guillemont and commemorated the Divisions major involvement in the fighting around the Guillemont Ginchy area, that included the award of two Victoria Cross's.
It is fact that the capture of Guillemont, on the 3rd September 1916, was greatly aided by the attachment of a Brigade from the Division to the 20th Light Division.
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He tried to improve the living conditions of men in the trenches and was critical of the conduct of the war.
He received his first VC at the Battle of Guillemont for repeatedly venturing into No Man’s Land under heavy fire to rescue the wounded, although he himself was injured.
Battle of Ypres, despite a serious head injury, he worked desperately with a captured German medic to save as many lives as possible.
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