At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

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.

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.

Thiepval Memorial & Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery  Authuile  Somme  France  Sir Edwin L. Lutyens (1869- 1944), Principal Architect  CWGC WW1 Memorial & Cemetery

Thiepval Memorial & Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery Authuile Somme France Sir Edwin L. Lutyens (1869- 1944), Principal Architect CWGC WW1 Memorial & Cemetery

Albert, Somme, France

Albert, Somme, France

Ault, Somme, Picardie, France

Ault, Somme, Picardie, France

Photo Le Hourdel - Baie de Somme - France - Christophe Schambert

Photo Le Hourdel - Baie de Somme - France - Christophe Schambert

Baie de Somme, France - Plus d'infos : http://www.yellohvillage.fr/lieux_touristiques/camping_baie_de_somme

Baie de Somme, France - Plus d'infos : http://www.yellohvillage.fr/lieux_touristiques/camping_baie_de_somme

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