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Battle of Somme
Fought in Kitchener's "Pals" units
Fought between July and November of 1916
To distract the Germans from Verdun, a French Battle site.
Major battle during World War I
Famous for having many casualties
750,000 from both sides
Testing grounds for "industrial warfare"
New weapons included Vickers machine gun, Field howitzer, poison gas, grenades, and Mark I tank.
area between trenches called "No Man's Land"
Northern Europe in France
Bloody battles fought at Devil's Wood and Mametz Wood