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Soldier's diary of the First World War - Telegraph

Soldier's diary of the First World War - Telegraph | WW1 Battle of Somme | Scoop.it
The harrowing but humorous memoir of a British Army officer who survived the horrors of trench warfare during the First World War has been published for the first time.
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The harrowing but humorous memoir of a British Army officer who survived the horrors of trench warfare during the First World War has been published for the first time.

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Louise Moreton's comment, November 23, 2013 8:39 AM
Yes, but how is it useful to you?
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The Battle of the Somme

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The Battle of the Somme is one of the most famous battle of World War One. The Battle of the Somme led to the deaths of many soldiers, British and German.
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Diary of Trench Life and The Somme

Diary of Trench Life and The Somme | WW1 Battle of Somme | Scoop.it
The First World War: join the Western Front Association, the premier organisation for study, learning and research into all aspects of The Great War 1914-18, and to understanding more about the phenomenon which shaped the 20th century...
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The Battle of the Somme. - Version details - Trove

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British Army during World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The British Army during World War I fought the largest and most costly war in its long history.[1] Unlike the French and German Armies, its units were made up exclusively of volunteers—as opposed to conscripts—at the beginning of the conflict.[2] Furthermore, the British Army was considerably smaller than its French and German counterparts.[3]

During the war, there were three distinct British Armies. The "first" army was the small volunteer force of 400,000 soldiers, over half of which were posted overseas to garrison the British Empire. This total included the Regular Army and reservists in the Territorial Force. Together, they formed the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), which was formed for service in France and became known as the Old Contemptibles. The 'second' army was Kitchener's Army, formed from the volunteers in 1914–1915 destined to go into action at the Battle of the Somme. The 'third' was formed after the introduction of conscription in January 1916, and by the end of 1918, the army had reached its maximum strength of 4,000,000 men and could field over 70 divisions. The vast majority of the army fought in the main theatre of war on the Western Front in France and Belgium against the German Empire. Some units were engaged in Italy and Salonika against Austria-Hungary and the Bulgarian Army, while other units fought in the Middle East, Africa and Mesopotamia—mainly against the Ottoman Empire—and one battalion fought alongside the Japanese Army in China during the Siege of Tsingtao.

The war also posed problems for the army commanders, given that prior to 1914, the largest formation any serving General in the BEF had commanded on operations was a division. The expansion of the army saw some officers promoted from brigade to corps commander in less than a year. Army commanders also had to cope with the new tactics and weapons that were developed. With the move from manoeuvre to trench warfare, both the infantry and the artillery had to learn how to work together. During an offensive, and when in defence, they learned how to combine forces to defend the front line. Later in the war, when the Machine Gun Corps and the Tank Corps were added to the order of battle, they were also included in the new tactical doctrine.

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Battle of the Somme - Real Footage

Over 92 years on - A video in memory of all those who gave their lifes during First World War. Features real footage from the Somme, including quotes and fig...
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P03007.001 | Australian War Memorial

P03007.001 | Australian War Memorial | WW1 Battle of Somme | Scoop.it
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Corpses dumped into an open pit which soon be covered in lime and earth to prevent epidemic typhus

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Louise Moreton's comment, November 23, 2013 8:44 AM
As this was at a German war camp, why did you include this?
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Spydus - Image Display - Record 1 of 1

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Matilda Peat's comment, August 27, 2013 2:12 AM
Image of soldiers all cramped up in the tenches
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The Battle of the Somme: The Heroism and Horror of War (review) - Version details - Trove

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