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52371: The First World War 1914-1918: The Western Front: The Somme Offensive 1916

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A skeleton, its arm across its neck, of a German soldier at Beaumont Hamel. Britain lost her army of volunteers in the trench battles north of the River Somme in late 1916. Total British, French and German casualties were in the region of 1,200,000 killed, wounded or captured.

History

Identifier

3535.jpg | CXTIWMPHOq2041.jpg

Subject

Casualties of War | Central Powers | Somme

Creator

Brooks, Ernest

Date

Nov-16

Date Created

01/11/1916

Temporal Date

30/11/1916

Spatial

Beaumont Hamel, France

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Jennifer Dunn

Rights

The Imperial War Museum

Collection ID

Q 1259

Repository Name

Imperial War Museum Photographic Archive

Repository Address

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive