Which WWI battle did Tolkien fight in?

Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Which WWI battle did Tolkien fight in?

A Battle of Verdun
B Battle of Tannenberg
C Battle of the Somme

Reluctant to join the Great War at first, Tolkien was thrust into the brutal Somme offensive of 1916, which, at its bloodiest, saw 60,000 British casualties in a single day. A bout of trench fever sent Tolkien home from the front, and most of the members of his battalion were subsequently killed in battle. The horrors of war he experienced at the Somme would influence many of the scenes in his ensuing works.

The correct answer is Battle of the Somme.

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