The casualties suffered in the First World War were of a scale never before experienced. Great Britain and her Empire lost over 1,000,000 combatants; France, 1,300,000; Russia, 1,700,000; Germany and its allies, 3,500,000. Losses in life per day of the war exceeded 5,500.
Although each soldier would have been involved in some form of continual conflict serving on the front-line (e.g. trench raids, snipers, shelling), it is possible to distinguish major battles (or pushes) whose names have gone down in history as some of the bloodiest conflicts ever waged. Presented here are details on five of the main battles involving British troops and their allies.
Objectives: 1. Gain a clear understanding for the reasons behind each provided major battle of WWI 2. Gain a Big Picture (Macro-view) understanding of how these battles fit into the overall goals of WWI