Contemporary estimate of British casualties for July 1916

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Contemporary estimate of British casualties for July 1916 - British July Casualties Were 7,084 Officers and...
British July Casualties Were 7,084 Officers and 52,591 Men Losses, According to War Office Casualty List, on All Fronts-Severe Fronts-Severe Fronts-Severe Fighting on the Somme International News Service. LONDON, July 31, Severe fighting was continue dth rough au!t the Bay on the French front north of the Somme, with the Germans launching strong counter attacks against the positions won yesterday by Gen Foch's corps. The war office at Paris tonight reports that the Germans have been uniformly repulsed and that heavy losses have been inicted upon them. The Germans centered their attack on the small wood north of Hem and the Monacu farm, whicti the French yesterday reported hawing captured. They also poured a heav yartillery fire on the British lines, but made no effort effort to send infantry forward. The British, busily engaged i nconcentrat-ing nconcentrat-ing nconcentrat-ing their positions and consolidating new giound, made no further effort to advance. The official statement received today today from Berlin tells an entirely different different story fro mthe announcements made last night by the French and British commanders at the front. These had told of rather extensive gains on an eight-mile eight-mile eight-mile front. The German report claims that the allies did not win a foot of ground and assert that they suffered heavy losses. Fully 60,000 men were employed employed in the French and British attacks, attacks, it Is stated, and the German machine gun fixe inicted "sanguin ary" losses. The British were very active during the night, advancing their lines fur ther across the plateau. Gen. Haig reports. The majority of these gain were won north of Bazentin le Petit. Against the 500 prisoners reported yesterday by the French and British the Germans claimed to have captur ed 12 officers, 769 men and 13 machine guns in the same action. The war office today publishes a casualty list containing the names of 7084 officers and ..2,691 men as the losses during July on all fronts. a

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  1. The Allentown Democrat,
  2. 01 Aug 1916, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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