Did the Somme really increase home front moral in Britain?

Asked by: Dr.ReaperMan
  • Yes it did

    The Victory was exploited by the British government in the same way any victory at the time was, as in it was exaggerated. The Somme was a victory for the British, yes, but it was badly thought out, and badly put into action and simply not very effective. At the time, the British population was told that it was a major victory over the Germans and, while its true that the British had not failed in their mission, it was only until leave, or even after the war that many of the British population found that it had been a horrific waste of life. Therefore, it did increase moral in Britain because it was well needed good news, even if it was exaggerated.

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