21st Aug 1918: Battle of Albert commences over old Somme 1916 battlefields

The Battle of Albert commenced and was part of the Second Battle of the Somme, with the British Third Army fighting over the old battlegrounds of 1916. The battle was a success pushing the German 2nd Army back over a 34 mile front, with Albert being re-taken on the 22nd August. Bapaume fell  a week later on the 29th August 1918.

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