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Ancre Heights 7, Somme day 99

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Ancre Heights 7, Somme day 99

Date(s) : 07 October 1916

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

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

Type of battle : Land


Attacks were put in all along the line by XV, XIV, III, and II Corps. Some limited gains were made but very few were held. The outstanding success was the capture of Le Sars by troops of III Corps. A tank was used to good effect until it was knocked out by a shell. The British suffered a considrable number of casualties.