What was the deadliest battle of World War I?

The first half of the ‘Great War’ was a battle of attrition, where generals would repeatedly send their men lurching slowly forward in a mostly futile attempt to gain ground. This led to huge losses of life on both sides, with over a million soldiers dying in five difference offences. The deadliest single battle likely belongs to the Battle of the Somme, however, which claimed 57,000 British lives on its first day.

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