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French Army Fires Artillery Guns on the Somme ca. 1916

Author: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [1916] 2007. ℗©1916
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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During Word War I, British commanders developed a new tactic: preceding infantry attacks with massive focused artillery bombardments on the opposing lines. On July 1, 1916, after seven days of bombardment French and British armies launched a dual attack on entrenched German positions in the Somme region of France. The Battle of the Somme resulted in one million casualties overall, including 60,000 British casualties  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Newsreels
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
OCLC Number: 957595969
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1916.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 31, 2007.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, Nov. 2, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 35 sec.)) : sound
Contents: French Army Fires Artillery Guns on the Somme ca. 1916 (0:35) --
test (0:35).
Responsibility: WPA Film Library.

Abstract:

During Word War I, British commanders developed a new tactic: preceding infantry attacks with massive focused artillery bombardments on the opposing lines. On July 1, 1916, after seven days of bombardment French and British armies launched a dual attack on entrenched German positions in the Somme region of France. The Battle of the Somme resulted in one million casualties overall, including 60,000 British casualties on the first day of attack.

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