The Battle of Flers-Courselette
The Great War
Battle of Flers
- Battle of flers was the main phase of the Battle of Somme on the days of 15-22 of September in 1916, between allied and central power over Somme river in Courcellette.
Important over Fler
- This battle was important in this Great war because it was the first battle to deploy 49 tanks to support the divisions of the allied troops.
- This third phase of the battle of Somme was to break through the German line.
Allied and central power forces
- Casualties: British-20,000 killed, 40,000 wounded/100,000 troops deployed
- The rest of the Ally forces were about 1.2 million.
- Did not found, but estimated of troops they had was about 1.2 million.
Commanders of Allies and Axis
- Henry Rawlinson
- Julian Byng
- Alexander Godley
- Douglas Haig
- Crown Prince Rupprecht
Battle of Fler, Location
- North part of France, right by Belgium where Germany attacked from.
Battle Field Condition
- The battle took place around in summer and autumn, launched at 15th of September.
- British had to face the strong defensive German defense on wet ground and the Germans hiding in tall trees near the town of Courselette.