Battle Of Somme

Historical Brochure Produced by Brent M and Clark H

Weapons and Methods used in this Historical Battle

The Battle of Somme was the home for many weapons. There was gas, tanks, and machine guns to name a few. One particular machine gun needed 12 men to successful operate. It was the first war to use tanks. The original Allied estimate of casualties on the Somme, was 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties

Battle Specifications

Saturday, Nov. 18th 1916 at 9-11pm

Rue de Birmingham

Albert, Picardie

The Battle of Somme was a very gruesome fight between the two generals Douglas Haig from the United Kingdoms, and Fritz Von Below from the German Empire. The Battle of Somme is one of the most largest and well known battles of WW1, and an estimated one million soldiers were either killed or wounded. On November 18,1916 General Haig of the allies commanded his men to retreat because of the intense snow pact. Contoversy surrounded Haig and his decision to retreat his men and many historians believe he caused thousands of lives to be lost. Once the war ended, the British and French only advanced 8 km forward. That was the outcome of the war. The final outcome of the war was eventual inconclusive, although many resources were wasted in this battle

Come Visit this Historical BattleField!

Walk through history at the "Somme 1916" museum.

Or maybe you'd rather look at the battlefields and trenches.

After a day of traveling through France stop by at one of these famous diners:

Ocean Villas

and

The Old Blighty Tea Room

Of course after being stuffed with the most succulent meals in France you need a place to rest and stay over night:


Try The Hotel Novotel Amiens

or

The Hotel De La Paix

Technology Used in the Battle of Somme

A Real Life Story

Here is a poem written by an American named Alan Seeger. He wrote


I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air--
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.