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POLL: Senseless Carnage (Final Round)


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Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP writes:

True, but the first day of the Somme beats all the others.

On 1 July 1916, the British forces suffered 57,470 casualties, including 19,240 fatalities.

The British generals staged a massive artillery bombardment and sent 100,000 men over the top to take the German trenches. They were confident of victory.

But the British soldiers were unable to break through the German defences and were mowed down in their thousands by machine gun and artillery fire. This day set a bloody precedent: the Somme campaign wore on for five months and, in all, more than a million soldiers from the British, German and French armies were wounded or killed.

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The British Generals should have been made to go over the top for being such idiots and not understanding that war had changed.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
this is ridiculous
2
2%
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Cold Harbor
6
6%
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Gallipoli
20
19%
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3rd day of Gettysburg
9
8%
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Hood's attack at Franklin
20
19%
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the first day of the Battle of the Somme
40
38%
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none of these/no opinion
9
8%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP writes:

The 100th anniversary of the first day on the Somme had me thinking about senseless and bloody attacks.

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this previous poll.