Facts About The Battle Of The Somme  

Facts About The Battle Of The Somme

The Battle of the Somme that was fought primarily between the English and German troops was one of the most expensive wars in terms of casualties. Both sides lost thousands of men, and this battle was considered to be a war of attrition rather than looking to seek territorial advances. More...

 

Who Fought In The Battle Of Somme ?

Who Fought In The Battle Of Somme ?

The Battle of the Somme was fought between the British Expeditionary Force and the Germans. The British Expeditionary Force, or the BEF, comprised of British soldiers, and soldiers from Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Newfoundland and South Africa. The BEF was under the command of Sir Douglas Haig, the British Commander-in-Chief, while the Germans were under the command of General Erich von Falkenhayn, the Chief of Staff of the German army. More...

How Many Soldiers Were Involved In The Battle Of The Somme ?

How Many Soldiers Were Involved In The Battle Of The Somme ?

It is very difficult to give an accurate count of the total number of soldiers who were involved in the Battle of the Somme as soldiers were constantly coming and replacing and reinforcing the one who had died or got injured during the course of the war. It is estimated that around 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 soldiers fought for British Expeditionary Force, and around 1,250,000 to 1,500,000 soldiers fought for Germany. More...

 

 

    
 

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