Battle of the Somme, in World War 1.Two batteries of Royal field artillery moving to a position beyond Mametz, over battlefield where Gordons' and Devons' suffered losses during a charge on a ridge near Mametz. Horses pull numerous British artillery guns and limbers. The artillery assembling at the new location.
Ruins in shell shattered village of Mametz, France, during Battle of the Somme, in World War 1. Destroyed houses and rubble in the village. Captured German dugouts, sand bags and a British soldier in the dug out.
Scott soldiers prepare for the battle during the World War I. Scottish infantry passes through Mametz. Houses along the sides of street. Wreckage in the area. Soldiers walk in the ruined area. Trees in the background. Telephone wire is laid to establish communication. Soldiers stand in the rubble and fix the wire to a broken wall. Troops walk in an abandoned German trench.
Battalion of British Manchester Regiment occupying "Dantzig Alley" trench, near Mametz, after capturing it during Battle of the Somme in France, during World War 1. A captured German 17cm Trench Mortar. Ambulatory wounded British soldiers seen among other troops at their army post, near Minden, France.
From "The Battle of the Somme." British Army at the Battle of Somme in France during World War 1. British infantry and cavalry units wait to move forward and get into trenches near Fricourt Mametz in France. At Bray platoons of Buff, Bedford, Suffolk and a battalion of Royal Welish Fusiliers lined up and march forward. Cavalry units also move forward. French farmers in fields, they tend the artillery horses and make them drink water. A General stands with a live fox in his arms (or possibly a slender dog), as soldiers stand beside and behind him in the background.
British Army at the Battle of Somme in France during World War 1. A 6 inch Howitzer fired at German first line in Mametz, France. Explosions occur and smoke rises. A Canadian 60 pounder fired at German positions. Soldiers fire the 60 pounder from behind sand bag mounds. Shrapnels burst over German trenches. Infantry and cavalry units of London Scottish and East Yorkshire march forward for the battle area. A Priest conducts a prayer service as soldiers stand around him in a circle before the Battle of Somme.