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Flers-Courcelette 3, Somme day 79

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Flers-Courcelette 3, Somme day 79

Date(s) : 17 September 1916

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battle of the Somme ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between British & Commonwealth Forces and German Forces

Type of battle : Land


A much quieter day. 20th Division, XIV Corps, drove off heavy counter-attacks but were unsuccessful when they attempted to gain ground. Canadian Corps were also beaten back when they attempted to attack.