Canada and the First World War


02 First World War Photograph and Document Packages

The Battle of the Somme

The five-month Battle of the Somme in 1916 resulted in more than one million casualties for Allied and German troops and has come to symbolize the bloody trench stalemates of the First World War. Newfoundlanders were in action at Beaumont Hamel in July, and the Canadians fought at Courcelette in September. Learn more about this battle by examining the photos, documents, paintings, and artifacts in this resource pack.

Photographs – Battle of the Somme (List of Images):

Primary Source Materials – Battle of the Somme (List of Images):

Related Historical Information About The Battle of The Somme: The Somme, Courcelette, Machine-GunsNewfoundlanders, and Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial