WORLD WAR ONE FACTS

Battle of the Somme Facts

German Soldier at the Battle of the Somme.
German Soldier at the Battle of the Somme

Introduction - Battle of the Somme

The Somme River, in northern France, is named for the Celtic word meaning "tranquility". In 1916 the events that took place near this river were far from tranquil. The WW1 Battle of the Somme was one of the largest and most violent battles the world had ever seen. Listed below are interesting facts about this great World War One battle including information on who started it, why it was so important, and how many casualties there were. We hope both kids and adults will find this summary useful.

Battle of the Somme Basic Facts

Interesting Battle of the Somme Facts