WWI Turning Points
1916 The Somme Offensive
British attack to break the German line.
Huge numbers of men & shelling.
600,000 allies; 450,000 Germans killed.
Failed in breaking the lines
Single bloodiest battle.
Ancient French fort.
Germans tried to break through-on to Paris.
Months of bloody attacks.
Result: French kept the fort
Losses: Over 450,000 killed; 500,000 wounded.