Battle of the Somme
By Anthony Quinonez and Johnny Ramirez
Battle of the Somme July 1 1916- November 18, 1916 Somme, France
The battle of the Somme was a battle of the first world war between British empire and the French empire against the German empire.The battle started July 1 1916- November 18, 1916, the battle only lasted 4 months. On the first day of battle 60,000 casualties were lost, it was the bloodiest single day in British military history.
General in charge of each side
Well known people who fought in the battle
British general Douglas Haig
Douglas Haig was the general of the British empire
France General Ferdinand Foch
Ferdinand Foch was the general of the France empire.
Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson was a British East India Company army officer, politician and Orientalist. He was sometimes described as the Father of Assyriology.
Winner of the battle
On 1916, British commander in Chief Sir Douglas Haig calls a halt to his army's offensive near the Somme River in the northwestern France, ending the battle of the Somme after more then four months of bloody battle.
Number of troops on both sides
The British entered the battle with 3,000,000 troops on their side, France had 8,410,000 troop, and Germany had 11,000,000 troops.
Number of casualties on both sides
British lost 350,000
France lost 204,253
Germany lost 465,000
Map of the battle
Technology used in the battle
Things to do when visiting the site
http://www.greatwar.co.uk/somme This link shows you other great tourist attractions to look at by where the battle was taking place. This link also shows you places where you can eat and sleep.