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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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The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

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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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Entering No Man’s Land during the Battle of the Somme, 1916

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A respectful soldier. World War 1 Tour, Ypres & The Somme

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First World War battlefields of Ypres and the Somme - Tyne Cot. You don't truly understand how massive this cemetery is until you see it from the air..wow.

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First World War autochrome photograph by Albert Kahn

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World War I. Burial of French infantrymen in a shell hole at Bouconville (…

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from Mail Online

Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back

Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back | Mail Online

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Trones Wood, the Somme, France, by Stanley Llewelyn Wood. Date painted: 1916

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