Friday, November 18, 2016

Somme

Well, the Battle of the Somme ended today.  100 years ago. 

Phew, bet they were glad THAT was over.  It was only a bit over a million casualties. if you add up both sides. 

Nothing like the Battle of Verdun, though, that would go on another month, but started up 5 months prior to the Somme fight.   About the same number of casualties in that battle.  

Two million casualties from two battles that went on less than a year.  A half million dead, or so.  The numbers are staggering. 


1 comment:

Borepatch said...

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