The Thiepval Memorial bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Battles of the Somme during WW1
Second Battle of the Somme 1918
This was the main British counter-offensive by the Third and Fourth Armies in response to the four-month German onslaught of the Spring. It involved a major offensive against the German Second Army and opened with the Battle of Albert (21st-23rd Aug). Thi
First day of the Somme & Researching YOUR Somme Tommy
In the first day of fighting alone, the most deadly of all, 19,290 Allied troops died, 35,493 were wounded, and 2,000 listed as missing. From among these vast numbers, it is possible – and extremely moving – to find out more about your ancestor’s role in
QUICK GUIDE TO – Researching YOUR Somme Tommy.
The Battle of the Somme was Britain’s biggest and bloodiest battle and there is a high chance that a member of your family fought there. Helen Tovey, Editor of ‘Family Tree Magazine’ runs through 16 key sources that can help you trace them in WW1. READ M
World War One Battle of The Somme In Focus
This week, July 1st, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, the conflict will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
How Tolkien’s experiences on the Somme in World War One inspired his famous stories
J R R Tolkien’s memories from his time serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers on the frontline in World War One, and his views on war in general, are vividly captured in passages from ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
First Day of The Battle Of The Somme – 1st July 1916
Although the Battle of the Somme could be referred to as comedy of errors by the men in command, it wasn’t a very funny one. Over a million men lost their lives fighting it.