©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 4499) WWI,13 Nov 1916, Somme, Battle of the Ancre. A Military Policeman with a wounded German prisoner captured at St Pierre Divion. (Detail)

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

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

WWI; "In Memoriam notices of men who died in the Somme Battle have overrun our columns" -Researching WW1 (@researchingww1) | Twitter

WWI; "In Memoriam notices of men who died in the Somme Battle have overrun our columns" -Researching WW1 (@researchingww1) | Twitter

WWI, 3 March 1917; "The Somme Battle from Above" - The Queenslander Pictorial, Brisbane

WWI, 3 March 1917; "The Somme Battle from Above" - The Queenslander Pictorial, Brisbane

WWI, 1916, Somme; Battle of the Ancre. British soldiers washing the woodwork of their rifles in the Ancre at St Pierre Divion. ©IWM

WWI, 1916, Somme; Battle of the Ancre. British soldiers washing the woodwork of their rifles in the Ancre at St Pierre Divion. ©IWM

Sept 9, 1916 - The Somme: Battle of Ginchy, Somme Campaign at a Tipping Point…

Sept 9, 1916 - The Somme: Battle of Ginchy, Somme Campaign at a Tipping Point…

At 7:28am on July 1st, 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". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

At 7:28am on July 1st, 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". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

WW1,Somme, Battle of Flers Courcelette, 15-22 Sept 1916. Canadians testing a…

WW1,Somme, Battle of Flers Courcelette, 15-22 Sept 1916. Canadians testing a…

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