The Battle of the Somme, July–November, 1916, Men of the 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) marching to the trenches; near Doullens, 28th June 1916/Imperial Warm Museums, London

The word Somme has become synonymous with obscene. This July 1, 2016 marks the hundredth anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme—the worst single-day experience in British military history. The World War I bloodbath saw over 20,000 British and imperial troops killed or never...

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