Allied artillery barrage decimates German lines during Battle of the Somme in World War I
France Date:1916 Duration:4 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Remarkable, rare, on-scene views on the receiving end of a British and French Allied artillery barrage, shot by German photographer at the German frontlines, during the battle of the Somme, in World War 1. Allied artillery shells fired at German positions begin striking along the German lines and cause some German soldiers to abandon their trenches. Fairly close range view of shells striking in middle of the German trenches. As the barrage by British and French artillery increases in intensity, more German soldiers are seen running towards the rear to seek better protection and escape the bombardment. Two huge explosions cause more German soldiers to flee the area. (The Allied gunners are clearly zeroed in on the German positions.) The shelling continues with heavier guns causing even larger explosions. More German troops flee the area. Remote and close views of the relentless artillery barrage as it devastates the German lines. (WWI; WW1)
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