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Last day, Somme day 142

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Last day, Somme day 142

Date(s) : 19 November 1916

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

Outcome : A victory for German 2nd Army over British & Commonwealth Forces

Type of battle : Land


Rain overnight with gale force winds. Through the icey rain the Germans counter-attacked 19th Div. and were driven off. Some ground was given up by the Allies as troops were pulled back to tidy up the line and ensure mutual support.
The Battle of the Somme ended in waterlogged trenches, bone chilling winds and a wilderness of mud.