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Casualties Of War

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

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from Mail Online

Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses

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from BBC News

World War One: The circus animals that helped Britain

Fascinating article from BBC about the conscription of circus animals due to shortages of horses.

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from Mail Online

All quiet on the Western Front as haunting images of the Great War's battlefields are revealed before Remembrance Day

Lochnagar Crater at the Somme as it is today. The picture is part of a collection of World War One landscapes which still bear the signs of war damage. © Michael St Maur Sheil. Inspiration for The Soldiers' Charity Garden at RHS Chelsea 2014

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Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France Strange today watching the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph, London that Commonwealth Countries which did not take part in World War I or II lay wreaths but the sacrifice of Irish soldiers is not represented. In World War I it is estimated of the 700,000 British military deaths 50,000 were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.

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from The Atlantic

World War II: Axis Invasions and the Fall of France

British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

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A British soldier helps a wounded German prisoner during the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

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from Mail Online

Somme survivor's diary emerges after 91 years

The Somme - Probably the most gruesome and bloody battle in the last 100 years. -World War 1

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The battles, weapons and casualties of the Korean War Infographic

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