Who caused the Battle of the Somme?


Who caused the Battle of the Somme?

Brusilov Offensive:

German defenses for the Battle of the Somme were somewhat reduced due to a new Russian offensive launched during 1916 called the Brusilov Offensive. Russian General Aleksei Brusilov organized 1.7 million Russian troops on an offensive against Austria-Hungary, and then Germany had to divert troops from the Western Front to help their ally. Had Germany not had to divert those divisions to the East, the Somme may have been an even more futile effort for the Allies.

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The Battle of the Somme was an attempt by the Allied Forces in World War I to speed up an Allied victory over the Central Powers. After the Battle of...

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