Battle of the Somme remembered 100 years on

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July 1st marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme and Corsham joined many other places around the UK and in Europe with a commemoration ceremony and a two minute silence. One of the bloodiest World War One battles, fought along a 15-mile front near the River Somme in Northern France, 19,240 British soldiers were killed on the first day alone. Five months later more than a million people were dead or wounded from all sides.

Battle of the Somme remembered 100 years on

July 1st marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme and Corsham joined many other places around the UK and in Europe with a commemoration ceremony and a two minute silence. One of the bloodiest World War One battles, fought along a 15-mile front near the River Somme in Northern France, 19,240 British soldiers were killed on the first day alone. Five months later more than a million people were dead or wounded from all sides.  Watch video >>