Preparations For The 90th Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Somme


LILLE, FRANCE – JUNE 30: The grave stone of soldiers killed in the Battle of Somme line up at sunset at the Pozieres Memorial as the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme approaches on June 30, 2006 in Pozieres, France. The Battle of the Somme was fought between 1 July and 18 November 1916, and claimed nearly 200,000 British lives. The British losses on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 were the Army’s worst ever for a single day. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)