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Battle of World War II (1944).  Synonyms: Battle of the Somme, Somme River.
Battle in World War I (1916).  Synonyms: Battle of the Somme, Somme River.

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"Somme" Quotes from Famous Books

... realized the danger of his Maubeuge-Jenlain position, and on Monday evening, August 23, 1914, realizing the importance of putting a substantial barrier, such as the Somme or the Oise, between his force and the enemy, gave orders for the retirement to be continued at five o'clock the next morning, August 24, 1914. He had decided upon a new position about the town of Le Cateau, east of Cambrai. Before dawn, August ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12) - The War Begins, Invasion of Belgium, Battle of the Marne • Francis J. Reynolds, Allen L. Churchill, and Francis Trevelyan

... of August, in the year 1346. The harassed English host—but a little host, after all, retreating for its life from Paris—had forced the passage of the Somme by the ford which a forgotten traitor, Gobin Agache by name, revealed to them. Now it stood at bay upon the plain of Crecy, there to ...
— Red Eve • H. Rider Haggard

... most extraordinary royal meeting was held was called Picquigny, and the treaty which was made there is known in history as the Treaty of Picquigny. The town is on the River Somme, near the city of Amiens. Amiens was at that time very near ...
— Richard III - Makers of History • Jacob Abbott

Words linked to "Somme" :   Second World War, World War I, War to End War, France, World War 1, World War II, pitched battle, Great War, World War 2, French Republic, Battle of the Somme, First World War

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