The First World War 1914-1918: The Western Front: The Somme Offensive 1916

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
A skeleton, its arm across its neck, of a German soldier at Beaumont Hamel. Britain lost her army of volunteers in the trench battles north of the River Somme in late 1916. Total British, French and German casualties were in the region of 1,200,000 killed, wounded or captured.