1st July 1916

Soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) Division of the British Army participated in the Battle Of Albert on July 1st, 1916, the first battle in the Battle Of The Somme, which would continue until November 18th. In those four and half months more than one million soldiers were killed or wounded, including, on July 1st alone, about 60,000 British troops. The 36th (Ulster) Division, on the left flank, pushed ahead of other units and found itself unsupported; 5,240 of its soldiers died.


Copyright © 2007 Peter Moloney

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