Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/11/2012

They were picking up the bodies of their brothers and they were very upset’: Horrors of the Somme revealed in hundreds of letters sent home by teenage WWI officer

A young soldier’s letters home from the frontline describing the horror and terror of the First World War have been published after gathering dust for over 50 years.

Lieutenant Norman Collins sent 170 letters and 42 postcards back home to his family at regular intervals from the Western Front during the Great War.

In those messages the teenage platoon leader described seeing his friends slaughtered at the Somme in 1916 – and then having to bury them himself. for more click here

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