By Paul Reed
Combles used to be the most important village at the Somme in 1916 and scuffling with for its ownership started in September 1916. Flanked through huge woods to the west - Bouleaux ('Bully') and Leuze ('Lousy') - those turned front line the place males of the 56th (London) department fought and died. The bastion of Combles eventually fell to a mixed English and French assault. Tanks have been used right here of their first motion at the Western entrance.
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