This standalone day course is one of a rolling series covering the centenary of events as they occurred during the Great War. The approach taken is broader than the conventional narrative treatment. Each course starts with a strategic overview of events across all Theatres of the war thus highlighting the immediate problems confronting the leadership of the major belligerents. Thereafter the courses will consider the prosecution of on-going operations. This course focuses on the concurrent Battles of Verdun, The Somme and the Brusilov offensive on the Eastern Front through the late Summer of 1916.