The Battle of the Somme   [ Content Tag Results ]

Below is a list of the history pages, personal accounts, extracts and photos that have been tagged with a reference to 'Somme'...

Tag references
Divided into content type :

1. [ history ]

Overview
In Brief

An introduction to the history of the 51st Highland Division.

WWI

2. [ history ]

WWI
1914 - 1919

A brief outline of 51st (Highland) Division in the First World War 1914 - 1919

Battle of the Somme

3. [ history ]

Battle of the Somme
Jul - Aug 1916

During the Battle of the Somme, High wood had been taken by 7th Dragoon Guards and Deccan Horse but part had subsequently been retaken by the Germans. The division was ordered into the line on 21 July that evening. With less than twenty four hours to prepare, on 22 July 1916 the Division was ordered to attack High Wood...

Battle of Ancre

4. [ history ]

Battle of Ancre
Nov 1916

A description of the battle of Ancre in November 1916 which, for the 51st Highland Division, will be remembered as the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

8th BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

5. [ battalions ]

8th BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS
A brief history

A short history of the 8th Battalion The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (8RS)

9th BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

6. [ battalions ]

9th BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS
A brief history

A brief history of the 9th Battalion Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) (9RS)

 
Pte. MacPherson, Attack on High Wood

1. [ account ]

Pte. MacPherson, Attack on High Wood
Attack on High Wood

Extract from Pte. MacPherson's Diary of Active Service, details the Attack on High Wood, Somme, 21st & 22nd July 1916

2. [ extract ]

High Wood, Capt. Ross
Extract

Description of the 2nd attack on High wood on 30th July 1916. Extract from "The Fifty First in France" by Capt. RR Ross, Gordon Highlanders, published in 1918.

Attack on the Grand Bois

3. [ account ]

Attack on the Grand Bois
Journal extract, Capt. Taylor, Intel. Officer 1 Gordons

An extract from the War Diary of Capt. J.P.P. Taylor, the Intelligence Officer of the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlands, covering the first week of June 1940.

Withdrawal from the Somme

4. [ account ]

Withdrawal from the Somme
Journal extract, Capt. Taylor, Intel. Officer 1 Gordons

An extract from the War Diary of Capt. J.P.P. Taylor, the Intelligence Officer of the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlands, covering the period June 5th - 7th 1940.

 
MacPherson Sketch River Somme

1. [ photo ]

MacPherson Sketch River Somme
Nov - Dec 1915

Sketch map by Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots, illustrating positions around River Somme around Eclusier, Frise and Curlu Villages. November - December 1915. Sketch forms part of MacPherson's Diary.

Artillery bombards German trenches, Beaumont Hamel

2. [ photo ]

Artillery bombards German trenches, Beaumont Hamel
July 1916

British artillery bombard the German trenches immediately prior to attack, Beaumont Hamel.

Craters, Mametz, July 1916

3. [ photo ]

Craters, Mametz, July 1916

Shell craters close to Mametz Wood. July 1916

MacPherson Sketch "Happy Valley"

4. [ photo ]

MacPherson Sketch "Happy Valley"
Somme, July 1916

Sketch map by Pte. MacPherson, 9th Royal Scots. Caption reads "Happy Valley", Somme, July 1916. Sketch illustrates trench positions between Mametz Wood and High Wood around Bazentin. Sketch forms part of MacPherson's diary of Active Service.

Ruined Mametz, July 1916

5. [ photo ]

Ruined Mametz, July 1916
4th July 1916

Mametz village in ruin. Taken 4th July after its capture by the 7th Division on 1st July 1916 during the Battle of Albert.

Mametz Wood, July 1916

6. [ photo ]

Mametz Wood, July 1916
July 1916

German ammunition wagons, wrecked by British RA fire in Mametz Wood, July 1916.

8-inch Howitzers, Fricourt-Mametz Valley

7. [ photo ]

8-inch Howitzers, Fricourt-Mametz Valley
Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916

8-inch Howitzers of 39th Siege Battery in Fricourt-Mametz Valley, August 1916.

Black Watch, Fricourt-Albert Road

8. [ photo ]

Black Watch, Fricourt-Albert Road
August 1916

Photograph showing the Black Watch marching back along the Fricourt-Albert road led by pipers. Aug '16

Aerial photograph, High Wood, Somme

9. [ photo ]

Aerial photograph, High Wood, Somme
7th September 1916

Aerial photograph looking north towards Martinpuich, showing High Wood (right) during Battle of the Somme. The trenches and scares from artillery shelling litter the landscape.

Men of Gordons in a reserve trench

10. [ photo ]

Men of Gordons in a reserve trench
Nov 1916

Men of Gordons in a reserve trench. Bazentin-le-Petit. Somme. November 1916.

Pack horse through mud, Beaumont Hamel

11. [ photo ]

Pack horse through mud, Beaumont Hamel
November 1916

A pack horse loaded with rubber trench boots (waiders) is led through the mud near Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield, November 1916.

Battlefield of Beaumont Hamel

12. [ photo ]

Battlefield of Beaumont Hamel
Nov 1916

View of the battlefield of Beaumont Hamel (Battle of Ancre) showing the blasted land.

Remains of Beaumont Hamel

13. [ photo ]

Remains of Beaumont Hamel
Nov 1916

The remains of the village of Beaumont Hamel after its capture during the Battle of the Ancre. The photograph (taken 26 Nov 1916) shows British troops in the ruins of Beaumont Hamel on the Somme battlefield two weeks after its capture on 13 Nov 1916.

Shell bursting, Beaumont Hamel

14. [ photo ]

Shell bursting, Beaumont Hamel
Dec 1916

Shell bursting amongst the barbed wire entanglements on the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, December 1916

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial

15. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial

Memorial sculpture by G.H. Paulin. Unveiled at Beaumont-Hamel in 1924 by Marshal Foch.

Beaumont Hamel Memorial (1924)

16. [ photo ]

Beaumont Hamel Memorial (1924)
1924

Photograph of the Memorial at Beaumont Hamel (Somme) included in the official programme on the unveiling on 28th September 1924. A figure can be seen to the left of the photo, providing a reference to the size of the monument.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (cover)

17. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (cover)
Unveiling Programme, 1924

Cover of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 2)

18. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 2)
Unveiling Programme, page 2

Second page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 3)

19. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 3)
Unveiling Programme (page 3)

Third page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 4)

20. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 4)
Unveiling Programme (page 4)

Forth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 5)

21. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 5)
Unveiling Programme (page 5)

Fifth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 6)

22. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 6)
Unveiling Programme (page 6)

Sixth page of the programme for the unveiling of the monument at Beaumont-Hamel, 1924.

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 7)

23. [ photo ]

Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Programme (page 7)
Unveiling Programme (page 7)

Seventh and final page of the Unveiling programme for the Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel. Page contains a poem entitled "The Tryst", written by Lauchlan MacLean Watt. Published in "Northern Numbers : Representative Selections From Certain Living Scottish Poets", Edited by C. M. GRIEVE and published by T. N. FOULIS. 1921.

Somme area June 1st-6th 1940

24. [ photo ]

Somme area June 1st-6th 1940
from the Journal of Captain Taylor, Intelligence Officer 1 Gordons

Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, detailing the Somme area June 1st-6th 1940

1 Gordons Somme Campaign

25. [ photo ]

1 Gordons Somme Campaign
from the Journal of Captain Taylor, Intelligence Officer 1 Gordons

Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, showing the area of the Somme Campaign June 1940

1 Gordons The Grand Bois

26. [ photo ]

1 Gordons The Grand Bois
from the Journal of Captain Taylor, Intelligence Officer 1 Gordons

Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, detailing Coy and Pl. localities on completion of phase i (the capture and consolidation of the Grand Bois). June 4th 1940

1 Gordon Coy Areas, June 5th 1940

27. [ photo ]

1 Gordon Coy Areas, June 5th 1940
from the Journal of Captain Taylor, Intelligence Officer 1 Gordons

Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, showing Coy areas at 1200 hrs and from 1300-2300 hrs on June 5th 1940

Franleu sketch map

28. [ photo ]

Franleu sketch map

The sketch map is based on a recent visit by Brig. C. Grant and on the map in 'The History of the 7th Argylls - From El Alamein to Germany' by Ian C Cameron

June 5th: 0500 to 0730 hrs

29. [ photo ]

June 5th: 0500 to 0730 hrs
from the Journal of Captain Taylor, Intelligence Officer 1 Gordons

Sketch map by Capt. Taylor, Intelligence Office 1 Gordons, showing withdrawal from Somme between 0500 hrs and 0730 hrs June 5th 1940

2nd Bat. Highlanders ACF (Beaumont Hamel)

30. [ photo ]

2nd Bat. Highlanders ACF (Beaumont Hamel)
at Beaumont Hamel

2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel

2nd Bn. Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel Memorial

31. [ photo ]

2nd Bn. Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel Memorial
October, 2011

2nd Battalion The Highlanders ACF at Beaumont Hamel Memorial