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The year is 1916. A photographer captured this action shot of British soldiers going “over the top”, during the Battle of the Somme in northern France. More than a million soldiers were wounded or killed during the battle between July 1st and November 18th.

We’re now in the 2nd year of commemorating the 100th anniversary of the “war to end all wars”. Not only did World War One not put an end to all wars – but, it laid the groundwork for Germany to launch invasions throughout Europe, culminating in an even more destructive second world war. Ironically, the site of the battle, the River Somme got its name from a Celtic word meaning “tranquility”.

1916 - Battle Of The Somme (France) (O)

1916 - Battle of the Somme (France)


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