Operations before them the wire has never been so

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operations before them. The wire has never been so well cut, nor the artillery preparations so thorough. Diary of Sir Douglas Haig [the British Commander in Chief] written 30 June 1916, the eve of the start of the Battle of the Somme. 1. Did the author witness the events he describes?
2. Who won the first day of the battle? How?
3. Is this source trustworthy? Why?
4. How is this similar to Source A? Is this where source A received their information about the attack?
Source E: British Soldier in the Battle of the Somme He said, 'You'll find the barbed wire in front of the trenches blown away'. Blown Away! Nothing of the sort! It was as solid as anything. That was the whole trouble. Wrong information. A British soldier, (1916) 1. Did the author witness the events he describes?
2. Who won the first day of the battle? How?
3. Is this source trustworthy? Why?
4. How is this different from Source A and D? Is this more trustworthy than source A and D?
Use evidence from the 5 documents to write a paragraph addressing the question: Who won the first day of the Battle of the Somme?

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