Britain's Bloodiest Day

10/25/2014 - 10/31/2014

The Battle of the Somme began on July 1, 1916. After a week long bombardment of German lines, the British believed their advance would go unopposed. Only hours later, Britain had suffered over 57,000 casualties, including over 19,000 dead. Despite the realities of failure, the British High Command refused to accept the blunder of the Somme Offensive and continued the battle for another five months.