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Somme

 (sŏm, sôm)
A river, about 245 km (150 mi) long, of northern France flowing west and northwest to the English Channel. Tanks were first used in warfare during the devastating Battle of the Somme (1916).

Somme

(French sɔm)
n
1. (Placename) a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Amiens. Pop: 557 061 (2003 est). Area: 6277 sq km (2448 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in N France, rising in Aisne department and flowing west to Amiens, then northwest to the English Channel: scene of heavy fighting in World War I. Length: 245 km (152 miles)

Somme

(sɒm, sɔm)

n.
a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel. 150 mi. (241 km) long.
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Noun1.Somme - battle of World War II (1944)Somme - battle of World War II (1944)  
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Somme - battle in World War I (1916)
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations

Somme

[sɒm] NSomme m
the Battle of the Sommela batalla del Somme
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The river Somme runs thro the town, it is very swift, there are some nice canals with nice rows of trees and always a lot of French soldiers fishing there, plenty of fish but rather small.
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Our trenches ran into the River Somme, which was soon frozen over a foot thick, except for a small stream in the middle.
The battle, also known as the Somme Offensive, was fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire on both sides of upper reaches of the River Somme in France between July and November, 1916.
Le Crotoy, overlooks the River Somme estuary, where a threecourse seafood lunch can be had on the quayside for 15 euros.
The devastating World War One clash began on July 1, 1916, along a 15-mile (24 km) front near the River Somme in northern France, where British and French forces hoped to win a decisive victory against Germany.
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The adversaries, principally Britain, France and their allies against Germany, fought protracted battles between their entrenched positions near the River Somme, and in the end there was practically no territorial loss or gain on either side.
The Battle of the Somme took place between July 1 and November 18 1916 on both sides of the River Somme in France.
The photo shows British |soldiers negotiating a shellcratered, Winter landscape along the River Somme in 1916