Monday, 10 May 2010

First World War

The Battle of the Somme – Its Significance
* "1. The battle prevented Germany from occupying Verdun and eventually perhaps the whole of France."
* "2. Allied forces regained some portion, albeit small, of German occupied lands."
* "3. In the process of pushing back the German camp, the allies dealt a huge blow to the morale of the Germans."
* "4. The huge losses in human lives which far outweighed any military advantages gained during the battle was a clear sign that new developments in war technology had by that time out-classed military techniques resulting in the clumsiness and indecisiveness of operations not only at Somme but characteristically in the entire First World War."

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