Aerial photograph, HighWood, Somme.
The real name ofHighWood, as used before the War and as marked on French maps today, is Bois des Fourcaux – the word relating to pitchforks.
The aims of the battle were to relieve the French Army fighting at Verdun and to weaken the German Army. However, the Allies were unable to break
During the Battleof the Somme in northern France-- perhaps more correctly referred to as the Somme Offensive, since it was a series of many battles and actions spanning four-and-a-half
Officially not a part of the Battleof the Somme and positioned a considerable distance away, the attack at Fromelles was conceived to be a major
Beginning of the battle for Delville Wood. HighWood not captured.
To mark the centenary of the battleof the Somme we’ve been asking readers to share their
The wood sits on a high point which commands a large area of ground where the Battleof the Somme was fought between July and September 1916. On this day in 1916 the wood was attacked by cavalry, a mixed force of British Dragoons and Indian Lancers. This attack, over open ground...
Wales at the Somme, part of World War I from BBC Wales.
The battle for HighWood continues through August and into September 1916. HighWood becomes a hell within the hell of the Somme battlefield. Any questions, comments or concerns please contact me through the website, www.firstworldwarpodcast.com or the Battlesof the First World War Podcast...
The Battleof the Somme was fought July 1 to November 18 during World War I and resulted in 1.5 million casualties as the Allies attacked the Germans.
...Battleof the Somme, (March 21–April 5, 1918), partially successful German offensive against Allied forces on the Western Front during the later part of World War I
Battleof the Somme from July 1 to November 18, 1916. The machine-gun decides the outcome.
Battleof the Somme's wiki: The Battleof the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme ), also known as the Somme Offensive
The first day of the Sommebattle was a disaster, with nearly 60,000 casualties. No Canadian infantry units participated in this attack but, at Beaumont Hamel, the 1st Newfoundland Regiment, attached to a British division, was cut down on 1 July by German machine-gun fire as it attacked over open ground.
But their presence helped with the capture ofHighWood and a breakthrough into the German third line. The Somme became the testing ground for one
Battleof the Somme also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battleof the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of upper reaches of the River Somme in France.
The battle fought in Belleau Wood (June 1918) was the first real taste of battle
The BattleOfSomme Introduction The river Somme begins near the French Town of St Quentin and flows. west through a marsh valley to the English Channel near Abbeville.
Battle remains are listed here which are accessible to the public or easy to see for visitors to the 1914-1918 Somme battlefields. In the list below click to
This intermediate phase of the Battleof the Somme had been costly for the Fourth Army, despite there being no major offensive.
The third offensive mounted by the British, during the battleof the Somme, was significant because it was the first use of tanks in warfare.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is HighWood, Called by the French, Bois des Fourneaux, The famous spot which in Nineteen-Sixteen, July, August and September was the scene Of long and bitterly contested strife, By
Battleof the Somme. by Ben Johnson.
As an attritional offensive, the Battleof the Somme involved heavy casualties on both sides.
Places such as HighWood and Delville Wood, there for the taking in the aftermath of the first day, would require an enormous expenditure
The 1916 Somme offensive was one of the greatest battlesof World War One (1914-18).
Part of the Battleof the Somme during the First World War.
The Battleof the Somme was a definitive campaign of the First World War. Unprecedented casualties resulted from intense trench warfare and new military technologies. In this lesson, students analyze and compare three different accounts of the battle’s first day -- one from a British journalist who...
The Battleof the Somme was a plan of attack on the German line in 1916 to relieve the French in Verdun, but it didn’t go to plan.
The 1916 Somme offensive was one of the largest and bloodiest battlesof the First World War (1914-18). The opening day of the attack, 1 July 1916, saw the British Army sustain 57,000 casualties, the bloodiest day in its history. The campaign finally ended in mid-November after an agonising...
The Battleof the Somme (also known as the Somme Offensive) was one of the longest and most remembered battlesof World War 1. Summer 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the battle, and will be commemorated in many parts of the world. At the battl esite of the Somme, 10,000 people are...
On the Somme, they deployed a copy of the weapon devised by the American inventor Hiram
Vicious fighting for the wood continued for another six weeks, the advantage continuously changing from one side to the other: 27 July saw the 2nd Division renew the assault, followed on 4 August by
The Battleof the Somme was planned as a joint French and British operation. The idea originally came from the French Commander-in-Chief, Joseph Joffre and was accepted by General Douglas Haig, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) commander, despite his preference for a large attack in Flanders.
The wood is about 1,200 yards long from north to south and 400 broad at the southern end.
Battleof Delville Wood (15 July–3 September). After the success of the Bazentin Ridge dawn attack, a fierce struggle for control of Delville Wood and HighWood raged for several weeks, during which both sides attacked and counter-attacked. The initial capture of most of Delville Wood was carried out by...
The First Day of the Battleof the Somme.
A Canadian heavy howitzer during the BattleofSomme, France. November, 1916. Image courtesy of Canadian Department of National Defence/Library