LET’S REMEMBER THEM

Instead of FRIDAY SMILES today I’d like to join the thousands remembering The Battle of Somme after watching the commemoration service on TV this morning. A very touching ceremony which brought a lump to my throat.

I found these pictures along with the written explanations on the internet this morning and felt the need to share.

 

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(c) IVM/Getty Images

July 1, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the 141 – day battle on the First World War’s Western Front and one of the bloodiest in human history.

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(c) IVM/Getty Images

It resulted in more than one million casualties from the British, French and German armies, and saw the very first wartime use of the tank.

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(c) Everette/Rex/Shutterstock

The British Army was composed of many nationalities from the then British Empire: as well as the English, Scottish and Welsh, there were soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada, Newfoundland, India, Ireland, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia.

Battle of Somme 4                                                                                                       (c) Press Association

The Thiepval War Memorial In France, which is built on the site of the battlefront. It commemorates the courage and sacrifice of the missing men who lost their lives during the war and have no know grave. More than 72,000 names are inscribed inside the memorial wall

 

{all pictures and information has a copyright, none of this post is my own work. I am only sharing information I found on the internet this morning}

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