1 July 1916: a sobering fact

When the British launched their attack on the first day of the battle of the Somme they lost 19,240 dead. This is the equivalent of six 9/11 massacres. Unlike 9/11 this wasn’t a one off, the battle lasted until mid- November 1916.


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2 Responses to 1 July 1916: a sobering fact

  1. Peter Baxendale says:

    A chilling thought,Chris

    • odeboyz says:

      Not for nothing were our soldiers known as ‘cannon fodder’. It was also avoidable as it was well know what impact machine guns had on frontal attacks- from 1886!

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