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We will remember them – 100 years since the Battle of the Somme

As the world remembers the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme┬áProfessor John Beckett,┬áDepartment of History at The University of Nottingham explains how it became one of the bloodiest battles in human history… Just before 7.30 a.m. on 1 July 1916 the Allied guns along the River Somme in north-west France fell silent. The …