Top 10 Deadliest Battles in History.

9. The Somme, 1916 (1.12 million casualties)

The Somme Offensive, or the Battle of the Somme, was an epic World War I battle fought in Somme, France, by the British and French forces against those of the Germans. The battle happened between July 1st, 1916 and November 18th, 1916. During the battle nearly 1.12 million civilians and military men lost their lives. The first day of the battle was one of the worst days in the history of the British Army, as around 57,470 British soldiers died. This day also marked the defeat for the German Second Army, who were driven out of their positions by the French Sixth Army. The battle focused alot of resources on air power and, towards the end, the Allied forces managed to penetrate 6 miles into German-occupied territories.