British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

World War II: Axis Invasions and the Fall of France

©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)

Field Marshall Douglas Haig rides a horse at an unknown location in France, Feb. 14, 1916. Haig was the British commander-in-chief during the Somme battle.

Never Before Published World War One Photographs Revealed

Field Marshall Douglas Haig rides a horse at an unknown location in France, Feb. 14, 1916. Haig was the British commander-in-chief during the Somme battle.

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

Daily life in WWI - An archive picture shows Field Marshall Douglas Haig riding a horse at an unknown location in France February 14, 1916. Haig was the British commander-in-chief during the Somme battle.

Daily life in WWI - An archive picture shows Field Marshall Douglas Haig riding a horse at an unknown location in France February 14, 1916. Haig was the British commander-in-chief during the Somme battle.

Canadian stretcher bearers carry the dead from a battlefield during the Battle of the Somme.

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Canadian stretcher bearers carry the dead from a battlefield during the Battle of the Somme.

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…

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic #History #War

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic #History #War

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

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