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Ancre Heights 42, Somme day 134

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Ancre Heights 42, Somme day 134

Date(s) : 11 November 1916

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

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

Type of battle : Land


After five days of little activity, both sides were pinned down by the mud, gas attacks were launched on Beaumont Hamel. The Canadians of II Corps took the eastern section of Regina Trench and established positions in trenches running northeast. Several counter-attacks were beaten off.