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RMc

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Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« on: August 22, 2016, 02:58:44 AM »



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Re: Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 07:44:36 AM »
That is absolutely beautiful and very moving. Thank you. 

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Re: Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 08:33:28 AM »
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Good one.   May have to look into the band a bit too
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Re: Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 06:40:45 PM »
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Re: Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 06:04:47 PM »
...The Somme Offensive


"The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War. Fought between July 1 and November 1, 1916 near the Somme River in France, it was also one of the bloodiest military battles in history. On the first day alone, the British suffered more than 57,000 casualties, and by the end of the campaign the Allies and Central Powers would lose more than 1.5 million men."

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/battle-of-the-somme
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Re: Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 06:42:42 PM »
...by the end of the campaign the Allies and Central Powers would lose more than 1.5 million men."
For reference how this could affect families, my great grandmother was a German citizen during the first world war.  Of her seven brothers, four or five served in the Imperial Army...  Two of them never came home.  Another was wounded.  A cousin (in addition to the several who were killed and wounded) survived the war, only to step on a buried landmine while walking home.  He lived out the rest of his life (including the second world war) with no legs.
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Re: Remembering those who fell 100 years ago...
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 07:49:07 PM »
60,000 British fell on the first day of the Somme Offensive.  Why?

The Great War: The Somme (WWI Documentary) - attempts to answer...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Great+War%3A+The+Somme+%28WWI+Documentary%29

Somewhat long.

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