Battle of the Somme... 100 year Anniversary

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  1. britbox

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    One of the most horrible, bloodiest battles in history...

    Soldiers used as cannon fodder by incompetent generals.

     
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    57,000 British casualties on the first day.
     
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    I remember reading John Keegan's history of the first world war a few years back and being blown away by the mass fatalities of World War I.
     
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    And as if the first disaster wasn't enough, the 2nd one came only 21 years later.
     

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