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On the 1st of July 1916, the first Battle of the Somme began. The battle itself was supposed to have started on the 29th of June 1916 but rain forced a delay of the battle and it began instead on the 1st of July

Weather chart for 1st of July 1916

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1916/Rslp19160701.gif

It was the battle with the greatest recorded number of military casualties with a total of 1,043,896: Allied 623,907; 419,989 Germans.

The sound of the barrages could be heard on Hampstead Heath in London

Here's a website which has what the weather conditions were like for each day of the battle

http://www.ramsdale.org/timeline.htm

Remember them.....

Edited by Mr_Data

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