The Battle of the Somme - The 12 Battles of the Somme (1 July - 18 November, 1916) - CWGC

British gunners watching wounded German prisoners escorted to the rear after the taking of GuillemontThe bravery and resolution of Guillemont’s German defenders prompted a gracious footnote in the British Official History: ‘…several British officers with much experience of the Western Front have stated that the Germans never fought better than they did at Guillemont and Ginchy in 1916.’ (‘Military Operations. France and Belgium, 1916’, Vol II, fn p.181).


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