The Battle of Beaumont Hamel
Did you know that the battle of Beaumont Hamel was thought to be a glorious victory? But one day, people learned the terrible truth: that hundreds of young men were killed and many more were wounded. The battle began on July 1st, 1916,and Newfoundland troops were an important part of the fighting. The battle was intended to destroy a major enemy strong point and to gain ground. However, the soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives. No battle was more devastating or as important to the Newfoundland regiment as The Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.