Somme River

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Noun1.Somme River - battle of World War II (1944)Somme River - 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 River - 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
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N THE early morning of September 15, 1916, a strange sound came out of the fog, floating along the Somme river.
Although many people remember the first day of the battle for the appalling British losses, the Battle of the Somme was a series of battles for the British Army in the sector of the Western Front south of Arras and north of the Somme river.
For five harrowing months, the British and French armies engaged the Germans in a brutal battle of attrition on a 15-mile front along the Somme river in northern France.
And on June 24, 1916, the skies exploded as the Allies began a momentous week-long artillery bombardment of German defensive positions on the Somme river in preparation for a major British-led offensive.
Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: Operating Subdivision UTI CIFA - Secteur Saint-Quentin - Rigoles Oise, the Oise and Noirrieu, Fountains of Railways and the Somme river - 30 km of the town of Saint- Quentin) (02,100
Synopsis: This is the story of South African soldiers during the 1916 Somme offensive, which took place between the Allied forces and the Germans along the Somme River in France and was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the First World War, resulting in over a million deaths in six months.
The area of France east of the town of Albert and north of the meandering Somme River was in 1916 of little inherent strategic significance, except for the fact that it was located along a line stretching from the Flanders region in Belgium south to the Swiss border where both sides in the First World War had dug into the earth and established trenches from which to fight.
Our base was Alfred, a central French town close to The Somme River and estuary.