The Battle of The Somme

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The Battle of the SommeIn 1916, the French and the British decided to launch an offensive in the Somme in order to relieve the pressure on Verdun and break the German front

On 1 July 1916, their armies, relying in part on their colonial troops, launched the largest battle of […]

A Brief Look of the Great War

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A Brief look at the Great WarThe major dates of the First World War :

28 June: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire is assassinated in Sarajevo.
28 July: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
31 July: Jean Jaurès is assassinated in Paris
1 August: General mobilisation decreed in France and Germany
3 […]