WW1: Battle of the Somme 1916

by: Epic History TV     Published on: 26 May 2016

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This is the story of the first day of the Somme Offensive - the worst single day in British military history. Produced in partnership with Osprey Publishinghttps://ospreypublishing.com/Mira este video en español https://youtu.be/Z-Ij-Z9V0mQOsprey books about the Battle of the Somme:The Battle of the Somme:https://ospreypublishing.com/the-battle-of-the-sommeSomme 1 July 1916:https://ospreypublishing.com/somme-1-july-1916-pbTrench:https://ospreypublishing.com/trenchGerman Machine Guns of World War One: https://ospreypublishing.com/german-machine-guns-of-world-war-iBritish Infantryman vs German infantryman - Somme 1916:https://ospreypublishing.com/british-infantryman-vs-german-infantryman-somme-1916The Battle of the Somme has been immortalised as the greatest disaster in British military history, when 57,000 British soldiers became casualties in a single day, 1st July 1916 - part of a doomed attempt to break the deadlock of trench warfare. But behind the myths lies the story of a meticulously planned battle, fought against a determined and experienced German enemy, and a fight that was seen at the time as both unavoidable and necessary. The Battle of the Somme, of which 1st July was just the first, disastrous day, raged for another four months, and was vital not only in diverting German forces away from their crucial assault on the French at Verdun, but in teaching Britain's 'citizen army' how to fight a modern war against the German army, arguably the best in the world.Help me keep making videos by supporting Epic History TV at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EpicHistoryTV?ty=h#EpicHistoryTV #WorldWarOne #WW1 #Somme