The Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme lives in our collective imagination as the epitome of pointless slaughter on the battlefield. A century on, the Somme has come to symbolise the futile horror of trench warfare.

The first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the blackest day in British military history – 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 dead. More

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About Rupert Colley

Rupert Colley is the founder of 'History In An Hour', published by HarperCollins, a series of titles that can be read in just sixty minutes. History for busy people - all readable In An Hour, and all intelligently and engagingly written.
He is also the author of a number historical novels.

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