Description of the Somme front

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Description of the Somme front - j :' Both the entente allied ttrmlee pre-'...
j :' Both the entente allied ttrmlee pre-' pre-' i Bent a front of twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five miles, 4th I the British on the left for fifteen miles '.land the French on tho right for ten j miles. '' The region of this supreme contest one favorable for military opera-j.Jtions. opera-j.Jtions. opera-j.Jtions. It virtually nil is within the Department of the Somme, which is a level plateau of chalky formation. The fighting' lines extend between a great .-number of small villages, which are while the outlying agricultural sec-; sec-; tlons are level fields chiefly devoted to beet culture for the extensive sugar production of France.

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  1. The Wilkes-Barre Record,
  2. 03 Jul 1916, Mon,
  3. Page 16

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