Sunday, 1 July 2012

Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme - 1 July 1916

The Battle of the Somme started in July 1st 1916. It lasted until November 1916. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One; this one battle had a marked effect on overall casualty figures and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare.   Take a moment today to reflect on this event in what was supposed to be the "war to end wars".

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