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Somme British & World English

A river of northern France. Rising east of Saint-Quentin, it flows through Amiens to the English Channel north-east of Dieppe. The upper valley of the Somme was the scene of heavy fighting in the First World War

Somme, Battle of the British & World English

A major battle of the First World War between the British and the Germans, on the Western Front in northern France July-November 1916. More than a million men on both sides were killed or wounded