The Battle of the Somme also known as the Somme
Offensive, was a battle of WWI fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France.
The Battle of the Ancre was the last big British operation of the year. The battle began
with a mine being detonated beneath Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt. South of Serre, Beaumont Hamel and Beaucourt-sur-l'Ancre were captured along with St. Pierre Divion. The outskirts of Grandcourt were reached and the Canadian 4th Division captured Regina Trench and then took Desire Support Trench on 18 November, ending the
Battle of the Somme.