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Somme day 69

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Somme day 69

Date(s) : 07 September 1916

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battle of the Somme ,

Outcome : A victory for British & Allied Forces over German Forces

Type of battle : Land


Two small British gains were almost unopposed, one attack was unsuccessful.

More details

XV Corps. The 55th Division dug and occupied a new forward line. The 7th Division mounted an attack under a barrage of rifle grenades on the eastern corner of Delville Wood. The attempt was unsuccessful.
XIII Corps. The 2nd Division encountered no opposition as they occupied the eastern end of Wood Lane.