The Battle of the Somme Quiz
A quiz about the 1st Battle of the Somme 1916. 15 Questions.
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Who was the overall British commander of the actual battle?
Sir John French
Sir Douglas Haig
Sir Herbert Plummer
Sir William Robertson
Haig is documented not to have favoured a summer offensive on the Somme but the battle was fought there for political reasons. Where did Haig want to launch the summer attack?
What date was the start of the battle?
Ist of June 1916
17th of May 1916
21st July 1916
1st of July 1916
The ANZACs are particularly associated with which village on the Somme (now the location of the ANZAC Bar).
Where is Sir Edwin Lutyens magnificent Memorial to the Missing situated?
A series of massive mines under the German front line was exploded on the first day of battle. The largest is now a memorial site. What's it called?
Tanks were used for the first time in the Battle of the Somme. What were troops told they were for to maintain secrecy?
Mobile water tanks
All terrain ambulances
Armoured staff carriers for officers
The Golden Madonna on Albert’s church was knocked to right angles during shelling - a portentous sight for troops. Legend said whoever knocked it off would lose the war. Who knocked it off?
Which of these Generals never commanded troops on the Somme in 1916?
General Sir Herbert Plummer
General Sir Hubert Gough
General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien
General Sir Henry Rawlinson
The Somme wiped out many men from single villages, such as Accrington, by forming friends from the same place into battalions. What were these battalians known as?
CHURCH LADS Battalians
The 34th Division almost ceased to be following the first few days of the battle. From which village did they start from in July 1916?
During the battle, Geoffrey Malins was appointed the first ever Official War Office....what?
The Grieving Caribou memorial of the Newfoundland Regiment now stands at the scene of their greatest losses. Where is that?
Which of these was not a fortified wood on the Somme in 1916?
Who fought with the British at the Somme in 1916?
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