The Battle of the Somme, 1st July – 19th November 1916

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

1st July marks the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. We’ve compiled the key facts and figures from the bloody battle, considering the events leading up to it, those who fought, what was achieved and what was sacrificed.

Physically experiencing the places where battles have taken place can help prevent those battles from being forgotten. Rayburn Tours can create bespoke tours for your history students including one which takes your students through all the details before, during and after the Battle of the Somme. Contact us through our online form or call us on 01332 347 828 for more information.