Friday, July 01, 2016

The Battle of the Somme - 1st July 1916                    100 years ago 

On July 1, 1916 at 7:28 A.M. the Allies launched the largest offensive of the war. What would soon be the bloodiest and most tragic single day in British Military history. July 1, 1916 the opening day of Somme.

By 12:30 P.M. over 50,000 of Britain's soldiers were dead or wounded..

At 0728 on 1st July 2016 a two minutes silence will be observed. The end of the two minutes silence will be signalled by whistles and a 100 gun salute in London.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lest we forget.

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