Battle of the Somme 100th Anniversary Remembrance Thimble

£8.95
The Battle of the Somme was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German empire. Taking place on both sides of the River Somme over a period of more than four months, the Battle of the Somme was the largest battle of World War I on the Western Front with more than one million men wounded or killed in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Men from every part of Britain and across the empire took part with 57,000 commonwealth and 2,000 French soldiers becoming causalities on the first day; notable for the importance of air power and the first use of the tank. A national commemorative event was held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Northern France, the largest commonwealth war memorial in the world.

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The Battle of the Somme was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German empire. Taking place on both sides of the River Somme over a period of more than four months, the Battle of the Somme was the largest battle of World War I on the Western Front with more than one million men wounded or killed in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Men from every part of Britain and across the empire took part with 57,000 commonwealth and 2,000 French soldiers becoming causalities on the first day; notable for the importance of air power and the first use of the tank. A national commemorative event was held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Thiepval Memorial in Northern France, the largest commonwealth war memorial in the world.