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Map courtesy of Martin Middlebrook, from his acclaimed First Day on the Somme.
The British plan for the attack on the Somme. Note that the 34th Division, of which the 11th Suffolks was a component, was scheduled to attack south of the Albert-Bapaume road.

No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force.Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891), known as “Moltke the Elder.”

 

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