Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

24/3/2008

The other Battle of the Somme

Ninety years ago this Easter weekend, the British Army suffered a terrible defeat on the Somme. Fifty German divisions advanced through thick, freezing fog and overran the partly finished British defences. More than 21,000 British soldiers were captured in the first 24 hours, including eight battalion commanders, one of the most calamitous days in Britain’s military history. for more click here

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