Battle of the Somme
Soldiers Describe Their Experience Fighting in the Battle of the Somme

Soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme during World War I recount the conditions they faced during the several months-long battle. One soldier remembers a period of seven days and seven nights without having anything to eat or drink and describes being constantly in fear of an endless barrage of artillery. The Battle of the Somme was fought between the German Empire and a combination of the British and French armies. It was one of the largest and deadliest battles of World War I with over 1 million troops dying. It lasted from July to November of 1916 and took place along the River Somme in northern France.

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