message from Lieutenant-General Aylmer Hunter-Weston was sent to all
Officers, NCOs and men of the VIII Army Corps on the 4th July 1916.
Read the source carefully to see what it tells you about the Battle
of the Somme. A transcript
and an enlarged version of
the source are available.
from reading this source, do you think that the early days of the Battle
of the Somme were a success or not?
the source give any indication that things didn't go to plan? If so,
is the purpose of this message? Do you think it would have worked?
does this source reveal about senior Army officers' views of the first
few days of the Battle of the Somme?
out more about an infantry officer's view of