The Battle of Somme lasted 4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days. The battle was fought between Germans, French and the British. This was a horrific battle and the devastation started on the first day when over 19,000 men died and 4,000 men were injured. Over the four months of battle the British lost 600,000 men and only gained seven miles. This a wildly large number of men dying in such a short space of time and this was only the destruction for one side of the war.