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Troops leaving trenches during the Battle of the Somme. Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada / PA-20718
First Battle of the Somme - 1916
A heavy howitzer on the Somme Photo Credit: W.I. Castle / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-000848
Scene in Maple Copse (Battle of the Somme). July, 1916.  Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA- 000070
"No Man's Land" in front of Canadian lines.   1st Battle of the Somme, France, 1916 Photo Credit: W.I. Castle / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-000786
One of the roads to Bapaume. [Battles of the Somme] October 1916 Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA- 000884
A Canadian heavy howitzer on the Somme. November, 1916. Gunners appear to be swabbing out the breech of a 9.2 inch heavy Howitzer Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/
The First Battle of the Somme was fought Between July 1 and November 18, 1916 and comprised the main allied attack on the Western Front during 1916.    On the first day of the offensive The British casualties numbered some 58,000  troops, one third of that number killed in action.  The attack was launched upon a 30 kilometre front, from north of the Somme river between Arras and Albert.  During the third phase of the Somme between September and November, Canadian troops participated for the first time at the Battle of Flers–Courcelette, September 15 through September 22.  The battle was the third and final general offensive. The strategic objective of a breakthrough was not achieved but the tactical gains were considerable, the front line being advanced and many German casualties being inflicted.   The battle also saw the first introduction of tanks to the battlefield.
German Trench captured by Canadians on the Somme. (October, 1916) Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/
German officers captured by Canadians on the Somme. (October, 1916) Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/
A German barrage during attack by Canadians on the Somme. (October, 1916) Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/ 
Horse ambulance picking up wounded at advanced Dressing Station, close up behind front during the great battle. Sept. 15th, 1916. [Battles of the Somme - Fler-Courcelette] Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/
Burial ground of many soldiers who died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916.  Photo Credit: William Rider-Rider / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-002145
Canadians returning victorious from battle of Courcelette. [Battles of the Somme] September, 1916.  Photo Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Casualties September 15 - September 29, 1916 Turnball, George A. (Age 21) Doucette, Rene     (Age 19) Doucette, Felix E. (Age 26) Purdy, Charles Loran (Age 21) Roy, David William  (Age 31) Deveau, George E.  (Age 19) Morine, Donald L.  (Age17) “We will remember them”
First Battle of the Somme - 1916