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"We WILL remember them....!
« on: June 29, 2016, 10:54:08 PM »
One hundred years ago, July 1st, 1916, was the blackest day in the illustrious history of the British Army when it suffered 57,470 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme!  :(   The ensuing battle raged until November 18th, by which time the total British / Commonwealth casualties numbered 415,690....carnage on a grand scale, never to be repeated on the field of battle! The flower of a generation gone...but not forgotten.  R.I.P. brave lads.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zc3dhyc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715098/The-haunting-account-trenches-ll-read-brilliant-anthology-Birdsong-author-Sebastian-Faulks.html
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Re: "We WILL remember them....!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 11:48:27 AM »
my uncle charlie was killed in the run up to that battle. he died in the somme, 25 may 1916. he was C Company, 13th battalion, the Black Watch of Canada. his portrait and medals hang on my living room wall. as long as we are alive to speak their names, they are not forgotten.
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