XIIIth Corps gets ready

Preparations are underway to attack the Montauban sector of the Somme front. Aerial reconnaissance played a key role, given the British had complete dominance of the skies:

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German field artillery battery sitting tight in Bernafay Wood, east of Montauban:

Hiding in Bernafay Wood

German infantry in Mametz:

Defenders in Mametz

British 89th Brigade forms up for the attack:

British 89th Brigade forms up

British Division and Corps HQs look on:

British HQs look on

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