Somme, Battles of

   The Battles of the Somme occurred between France and Germany during World War I and World War II. The battle of 1916, a Franco-British offensive, began in January and continued during the battle of verdun. This enormous battle, at which armored tanks first appeared, resulted in a huge number of casualties on both sides. The battle of 1940 was a defensive undertaken by General maxime weygand to contain the German advance during the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk.

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  • Somme — the Somme a river in northeast France, or the area close to this river where several important battles were fought during World War I. The biggest of these began in July 1916, when 60,000 British soldiers were killed or injured on the first day… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Somme — For other uses, see Somme (disambiguation). Somme   Department   …   Wikipedia

  • Somme — /sɒm/ (say som) noun 1. a river in northern France, flowing north west to the English Channel. 225 km. 2. a department in northern France. 6175 km2. Capital: Amiens. 3. Battle of the, one of several battles that took place along the Somme River… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Somme (river) — Infobox River | river name = Somme caption = The Somme. origin = Picardie mouth = English Channel coord|50|13|16|N|1|34|0|E|name=English Channel Somme|display=inline,title basin countries = France length = 245 km elevation = 85 m discharge = 35… …   Wikipedia

  • battles — See also Agincourt, Arnhem, Balaclava, Bannockburn, Blenheim, Bosworth Field, Bull Run, Bunker Hill, Chancellorsville, Concord, Copenhagen, Crécy, Culloden …   Universalium

  • Somme — noun 1. battle of World War II (1944) • Syn: ↑Somme River, ↑Battle of the Somme • Regions: ↑France, ↑French Republic • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Somme — /sawm/, n. 1. a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel: battles, World War I, 1916, 1918; World War II, 1944. 150 mi. (241 km) long. 2. a department in N France. 538,462; 2424 sq. mi. (6280 sq. km). Cap.: Amiens. * * * …   Universalium

  • Second Battle of the Somme (1918) — During the First World War, the Second Battle of the Somme of 1918 was fought on the Western Front from the end of the summer, in the basin of the Somme River. It was a counter offensive in response to the German Offensive during the spring,… …   Wikipedia

  • Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme — Infobox Military Memorial name=Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme body=Commonwealth War Graves Commission caption= commemorates=the dead of World War I with no known grave use dates= coordinates= nearest town=Thiepval, northern France… …   Wikipedia

  • the Battles of the Somme — ➡ Somme * * * …   Universalium

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