What Was Allenby's Army Involved In The Battle Of The Somme?

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The principal attack would be led by General Sir Henry Rawlinson’s forces. He preferred the gradual approach. Nevertheless, Chief Field Commander Haig demanded a daring strike, quickly taking Bapuame then swinging north to flank the German line. Lieutenant General Sir Hubert Gough's Reserve Army would attain any progress. General Sir Edmund Allenby's Army would create a diversion by attacking Gommecourt. The terrain of the Somme battlefield, was described as Downs and settlement villages and a scattering of farm lands which offered many advantages to the defender. The German first position, having contained several fighting trenches joined by communication trenches and protected by belts of barbed wire, was carefully situated to control the

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