We wanted to try something new for the centenary commemorations of the battle of the Somme, and so we reached out to the talented team at Epic History TV with the idea of a special video examining the first day of the conflict. Using Osprey books as a point of reference, they put together this incredible 15 minute video looking at the successes and failures of all British, French, German and Commonwealth forces on 1 July, 1916.

For more videos like this, including a series examining the First World War and a fascinating look at the history of Russia subscribe to Epic History TV on YouTube.

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