Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's a long way to Tipparary............

Once again, I want to commemorate a date in history.

July 1st 1916, the first day of the battle of the Somme. Before the sun set, the British army had suffered 58000 casualties. (fully 1/3 of them fatal) 5 months later, when the British Army called off the assault it had lost 419,654 men.

As the German Army high command noted, "The British Army is a Army of Lions being led by Donkeys"

In memory of the 36th "Ulster" Division

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