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The Somme was an area in France that went through extensive fighting for much of World War I.

In particular, it was the site of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. (COMIC: Time Bomb!, The Weeping Angels of Mons)

Colonel Schott, a veteran of the earlier battle of Tannenberg, was wounded at the Somme but survived and was awarded an Iron Cross, First Class. (PROSE: Illegal Alien)

John Jarrow and Roger Gleave each fought in the Somme. Jarrow was killed there in 1917. Fitz Kreiner tried to stir memories of the battle within Gleave, after he was taken as a host by wasps affected by an alien device. (PROSE: Eater of Wasps)

Do you remember what the Somme looked like afterwards? All churned‐up mud, without a single tree or building left standing? Blasted and blasted until there was nothing but... well, desolation.Fitz Kreiner [src]

In 1930, Weeks hinted to Charlotte Pollard that he had fought in the Somme. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)

Frances' fiancé Michael Thomas fought in the Somme. (AUDIO: The Mouthless Dead)

Mary Minett's brother David fought and and died at the Somme. (PROSE: Casualties of War)

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  • The French pronunciation is [sɔm].
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