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The Somme Offensive, was a battle fought by the army of the British Empire against the German Empire. The first day of the offensive was the worst day in the history of the British Army, which had almost 60.000 casualties, mainly on the front section between the road from Albert to Bapaume and Gommecourt, where the attack was defeated and few British troops reached the German front line. The British Army on the Somme was a mixture of the remains of the pre-war regular army, the Territorial...
The ultimatum to Serbia triggered the system of alliances that, years before, had been judged the best deterrent against the outbreak of war. Thus, the last hope of isolating the conflict in the Balkans failed: the July crisis had begun. Europe was just one step away from disaster.
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