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The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire: Episode 2 Preview

Allied attack on 'moo cow' farm - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire: Episode 2 Preview

Historian Peter Barton visits Mouquet farm which was a German strong point and key allied target during the Battle of the Somme.

Historian Peter Barton concentrates on the second phase of the battle, from the middle of July to the middle of September 1916.

Barton reveals how an Allied advance on objectives which should have lasted days and weeks took months and resulted in yet more carnage on the Somme battlefield.

Whilst British tactics were unvarying, that of their German enemy evolved using the changing landscape of the battlefield. The slowness of the Allied advance during this period Barton explains by the emergence of new German tactics - defence in depth.

The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire

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