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Battle Of The Somme
 British Empire Australia  Bermuda  Canada  India  Newfoundland  New Zealand  South Africa  Southern Rhodesia  United Kingdom France  German EmpireCommanders and leaders Douglas Haig Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Henry Rawlinson Émile Fayolle Hubert Gough Joseph Alfred Micheler Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria Max von Gallwitz Fritz von BelowStrength1st July 390,000 in 13 divisions 330,000 in 11 divisions July–November 1,530,000 in 50 divisions 1,440,000 in 48 divisions 1st July 315,000 in 10 1/2 divisions July–November 1,500,000 in 50 divisionsCasualties and losses c. 420,000[1][2][3] c. 200,000[4][5][3] c
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Somme (department)
Somme (French pronunciation: ​[sɔm]) is a department of France, located in the north of the country and named after the Somme river. It is part of the Hauts-de- France
France
region. The north central area of the Somme was the site of a series of battles during World War I. Particularly significant was the 1916 Battle
Battle
of the Somme. As a result of this and other battles fought in the area the department is home to many military cemeteries and several major monuments commemorating the many soldiers from various countries who died on its battlefields
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Attack On The Gommecourt Salient
The
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The
is the most commonly used word in the English language, accounting for 7 percent of all words.[1] It is derived from gendered articles in Old English
Old English
which merged in Middle English
Middle English
and now has a single form used with nouns of either gender. It can be used with both singular and plural nouns and with nouns that start with any letter
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Rupprecht, Crown Prince Of Bavaria
Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria
Bavaria
(Rupprecht Maria Luitpold Ferdinand; 18 May 1869 – 2 August 1955) was the last heir apparent to the Bavarian throne. During the first half of the First World War he commanded the German Sixth Army on the Western front. From August 1916 he commanded Army Group Rupprecht of Bavaria, which occupied the sector of the front opposite the British Expeditionary Force.Contents1 Childhood 2 Pre-First World War 3 First World War3.1 Links to military aviation4 Interwar years 5 Second World War 6 Post war 7 Death 8 Children 9 Styles 10 Ancestry 11 Decorations and honors 12 Military ranks 13 Notes 14 Works 15 Further reading 16 External linksChildhood[edit]Portrait of Rupprecht as a child by Franz von Lenbach
Franz von Lenbach
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Max Von Gallwitz
Max Karl Wilhelm von Gallwitz (2 May 1852 – 18 April 1937) was a German general from Breslau (Wrocław), Silesia, who served with distinction during World War I
World War I
on both the Eastern and Western Fronts.[1][2] Biography[edit] Gallwitz grew up in a Catholic family in Breslau. In 1891, he married Friedrike (*1871). They had a daughter and son Werner, who became a Lieutenant general in the Second World War. Later, he began the First World War as a corps commander (Guards Reserve Corps) on the Western Front, but was almost immediately transferred east to join the Eighth Army
Army
under Hindenburg.[1] In 1915 he took command of Armee-Gruppe Gallwitz[3] (later redesignated Twelfth Army) and participated in the Galicia offensive alongside Mackensen, who commanded the Eleventh Army.[4] Towards the end of 1915, he succeeded Mackensen as commander of the Eleventh Army, as the latter campaigned against Serbia
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Fritz Von Below
World War ISecond Masurian Lakes Battle of the Somme
Battle of the Somme
(1916) Second Battle of the AisneAwards Pour le Mérite
Pour le Mérite
with OakleavesFritz Theodor Carl von Below (23 September 1853 – 23 November 1918)[1] was a Prussian general in the German Army during the First World War. He commanded troops during the Battle of the Somme, the Second Battle of the Aisne, and the Spring Offensive
Spring Offensive
in 1918.Contents1 Biography 2 Family 3 Glossary 4 See also 5 References 6 Bibliography 7 External linksBiography[edit]Below's tomb at Berlin
Berlin
Invalidenfriedhof CemeteryBorn in Danzig
Danzig
(Gdańsk), in 1912 Below was appointed to the command of XXI Corps. In this capacity, he fought along with the 6th Army[2] on the Western Front at the beginning of World War I
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Battle Of Albert (1916)
 British Empire Bermuda  Newfoundland  South Africa  United Kingdom France  German EmpireCommanders and leadersJoseph Joffre Douglas Haig Ferdinand Foch Henry Rawlinson Marie Émile Fayolle Hubert Gough Edmund Allenby Erich von Falkenhayn Fritz von Below Fritz von Loßberg Günther von PannewitzStrength13 British divisions 11 French divisions 6 divisionsCasualties and lossesBritish, 1 July: 57,470 2–13 July: 25,000 French, 1 July: 7,000 2–21 July: 17,600 1 July: 10,200 1–10 July: 40,187–46,315v t eBattle of the SommeBattles of the Somme, 1916AlbertFirst day on the Somme Montauban Mametz Fricourt Contalmaison La Boisselle GommecourtBazentin RidgeLongueval Trônes Wood Ovillers Fromelles High WoodDelville Wood PozièresMouquet FarmGuillemont Ginchy Flers–CourceletteMartinpuichMorvalCombles Lesbœufs
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First Day On The Somme
 British Empire United Kingdom  Bermuda Newfoundland France  German EmpireCommanders and leaders Douglas Haig Ferdinand Foch Henry Rawlinson Fritz von BelowStrength13 British divisions 6 French divisions 6 divisionsCasualties and lossesBritish: 57,470 including 19,240 killed French: 7,000 8,000 casualties 4,200 prisonersIn the German ten-day casualty accounting period 1–10 July, there were 46,319 casualties and 7,539 men sick.SommeSomme is a department in northern France, of the Hauts-de-France region of Francev t eBattle of the SommeBattles of the Somme, 1916AlbertFirst day on the Somme Montauban Mametz Fricourt Contalmaison La Boisselle GommecourtBazentin RidgeLongueval Trônes Wood Ovillers Fromelles High WoodDelville Wood PozièresMouquet FarmGuillemont Ginchy Flers–CourceletteMartinpuichMorval
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Capture Of Montauban
 Germany PrussiaCommanders and leadersSir Douglas Haig Erich von FalkenhaynStrength1 division 2 regimentsCasualties and losses3,011 3,957 (incomplete)MontaubanMontauban-de- Picardie
Picardie
is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy, northern France.v t eBattle of the SommeBattles of the Somme, 1916AlbertFirst day on the Somme Montauban Mametz Fricourt Contalmaison La Boisselle GommecourtBazentin RidgeLongueval Trônes Wood Ovillers Fromelles High WoodDelville Wood PozièresMouquet FarmGuil
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Capture Of Mametz
Capture may refer to:Asteroid capture, a phenomenon in which an asteroid enters a stable orbit around another body "Capture" a song by Simon Townshend Capture (band), an Australian electronicore band previously known as Capture the Crown Capture (chess), to remove the opponent's piece from the board by taking it with one's own piece
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Capture Of Fricourt
 British Empire Bermuda  United Kingdom German Empire Baden  Prussia  WürttembergCommanders and leaders Douglas Haig Henry Rawlinson Henry Horne Fritz von Below Hermann von SteinStrength3 brigades from 3 divisions 2 regiments, 1 battalionCasualties and losses8,791 2,104 (1,625 prisoners) from one regimentA contingent of the Bermuda
Bermuda
Volunteer Rifle Corps was attached to a 21st Division battalion.FricourtFricourt, a commune in the department Somme in Picardie, northern Francev t eBattle
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Capture Of Contalmaison
Capture may refer to:Asteroid capture, a phenomenon in which an asteroid enters a stable orbit around another body "Capture" a song by Simon Townshend Capture (band), an Australian electronicore band previously known as Capture the Crown Capture (chess), to remove the opponent's piece from the board by taking it with one's own piece
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Capture Of La Boisselle
Associated articlesOrder of Battle Mines on the first day of the Somme Boar's Head Leipzig Salient Lochnagar mine Y Sap mine Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt Thiepval Memorial Ancre, 1917v t eWestern FrontBelgiumHalen Liège Dinant NamurFrontiersCharleroi MonsGreat Retreat1st Marne1st Aisne Antwerp Race to the SeaYser 1st Ypres Winter operations1st Artois 1st Champagne Hartmannswillerkopf Neuve Chapelle 2nd Ypres 2nd Artois 2nd Champagne Loos 3rd Artois Verdun Somme Alberich NivelleArras 2nd Aisne HillsMessines 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) La Malmaison 1st Cambrai SpringMichael Lys 3rd Aisne 2nd MarneHundred DaysAmiensThe Capture of La Boisselle
Capture of La Boisselle
(1–6 July 1916) was a British local operation during the Battle of Albert, the name given by the British to the first two weeks of the Battle of the Somme
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Battle Of Bazentin Ridge
 British Empire India  South Africa  United Kingdom German EmpireCommanders and leaders Henry Rawlinson Fritz von BelowStrength5 divisions 3 divisionsCasualties and losses9,194 2,300 and 1,400 prisoners (see Casualties section)Bazentin RidgeBazentin is a commune in the Somme department, Picardy, northern Francev t eBattle of the SommeBattles of the Somme, 1916AlbertFirst day on the Somme Montauban Mametz Fricourt Contalmaison La Boisselle GommecourtBazentin RidgeLongueval Trônes Wood Ovillers Fromelles High WoodDelville Wood PozièresMouquet FarmGuillemont Ginchy Flers–CourceletteMartinpuichMorvalCombles Lesbœufs GueudecourtThiepval Ridge Transloy RidgesEaucourt Le Sars Butte de Warlencourt
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Hubert Gough
Tirah Campaign Second Boer WarSiege of Ladysmith Relief of LadysmithFirst World WarBattle of Loos Battle of the Somme Third Battle of Ypres Operation MichaelAwards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian OrderRelations Sir Charles Gough (father) Sir Hugh Gough (uncle) Sir John Gough (brother)General Sir Hubert de la Poer Gough GCB, GCMG, KCVO (12 August 1870 – 18 March 1963) was a senior officer in the British Army
British Army
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Capture Of Trônes Wood
Associated articlesOrder of Battle Mines on the first day of the Somme Boar's Head Leipzig Salient Lochnagar mine Y Sap mine Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt Thiepval Memorial Ancre, 1917v t eWestern FrontBelgiumHalen Liège Dinant NamurFrontiersCharleroi MonsGreat Retreat1st Marne1st Aisne Antwerp Race to the SeaYser 1st Ypres Winter operations1st Artois 1st Champagne Hartmannswillerkopf Neuve Chapelle 2nd Ypres 2nd Artois 2nd Champagne Loos 3rd Artois Verdun Somme Alberich NivelleArras 2nd Aisne HillsMessines 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) La Malmaison 1st Cambrai SpringMichael Lys 3rd Aisne 2nd MarneHundred DaysAmiensThe Capture of Trônes Wood
Capture of Trônes Wood
(8–14 July) was an action in the First World War fought by the British Fourth Army and the German 2nd Army, during the Battle of the Somme. Trônes Wood lay on the northern slope of Montauban ridge, between Bernafay Wood and Guillemont
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