38th at Mametz Wood

7/7/1916

The 38th (Welsh) Division lead the attack on Mametz Wood - an important position in the Somme area that has not yet been captured. These inexperienced soldiers face an elite German regiment defending the wood. The Welshmen suffer huge casualties but succeed in clearing most of the wood. Reinforcements come in to replace the exhausted Welsh and are able to take control of the wood.