July 1st, 1916

Reading through the in memoriam in my (borrowed) copy of the Torygraph this morning and wondered why there were so many military entries then realised (to my shame) the date.

Please spare a thought for the heroes that went over the top on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and of the 20,000 brave lads that died that day - the reason why we wear the poppy (documentary just starting on history).

Apologies for late posting - just got back from a trip up country.

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