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Silent actors dressed as 'ghost soldiers' in Somme tribute

The 'walking ghosts' were handing out cards bearing the name and battalions of soldiers who died in the Battle of the Somme...

Silent actors dressed as 'ghost soldiers' in Somme tribute

This picture, taken by Chris Alexander, captures some of the acting soldiers sitting on steps in Newcastle city centre to remember the Battle of the Somme, Britain's greatest day of loss in battle, July 1 2016...

Silent actors dressed as 'ghost soldiers' in Somme tribute

Commuters were today moved to tears as 'ghost soldiers' dressed in First World War uniform handed out cards bearing the names of those who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme. This picture was taken at Manchester Piccadilly train station

Battle of the Somme. July-November 1916. 420,000 British soldiers died along with 195,000 French soldiers. And 650,000 German soldiers died. Never forget.

Soldiers resting in trenches, Gallipoli, 1915. Photographer: Sergeant W A Hampton of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. Reference Number: 1/2-168807-F Cellulose triacetate copy negative Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library

The Battle of the Somme started in July 1st 1916. It lasted until November 1916. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One; this one battle had a marked effect on overall casualty figures and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare.For many years those who led the British campaign have received a lot of criticism for the way the Battle of the Somme was fought – especially Douglas Haig.

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916.