Somme


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Somme

 (sŏm, sôm)
A river, about 245 km (150 mi) long, of northern France flowing west and northwest to the English Channel. Tanks were first used in warfare during the devastating Battle of the Somme (1916).

Somme

(French sɔm)
n
1. (Placename) a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Amiens. Pop: 557 061 (2003 est). Area: 6277 sq km (2448 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in N France, rising in Aisne department and flowing west to Amiens, then northwest to the English Channel: scene of heavy fighting in World War I. Length: 245 km (152 miles)

Somme

(sɒm, sɔm)

n.
a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel. 150 mi. (241 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Somme - battle of World War II (1944)Somme - battle of World War II (1944)  
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
2.Somme - battle in World War I (1916)
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations

Somme

[sɒm] NSomme m
the Battle of the Sommela batalla del Somme
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"Des betes de somme,--des betes de somme," murmured scornfully the director.
I am a nice young man, eh, en somme? You can't warrant my future, as you do your own."
REDCAR'S Major Chris Gallacher rightly strikes a most poignant reminder of the significance of the events of July 1916, that should focus all our minds on the terrible and horrific loss of life associated with the Battle of the Somme one hundred years ago (Feedback, 14.04.16).
COMMUNITIES across the West Midlands are being encouraged to hold vigils to mark the centenary of the First World War's Battle of the Somme.
Three years ago he released the book Arras - The Spring 1917 Offensive in Panoramas including Vimy Ridge and Bullecourt, and in 2011 released a revised version of his tome Somme - The Unseen Panoramas.
Thousands of Warwickshire men were killed or wounded during the battles of the Somme and Ypres, the two main theatres of combat on the Western Front during the 1914-18 conflict.
Many Birmingham and Warwickshire men were killed or wounded during the battles of the Somme and Ypres, the two main theatres of combat on the Western Front during the 1914-18 conflict.
It was the shock of enormous underground explosions along the German lines which began the great offensive known to us as the Battle of the Somme. This year marked the ninetieth anniversary of that battle, the one engagement, or rather series of engagements, which continues to resonate in the public mind as a symbol of the 'waste' of the Great War.
The 72p stamp is dedicated to soldiers from Northern Ireland who died in Battle of the Somme in 1916.
But the plan was a disaster and the later named Battle of the Somme saw the death of 60 per cent of all officers involved on the first day.
RELATIVES of Irish soldiers killed at the Battle of the Somme will soon be able to pay lasting homage to their war dead, we can reveal.