July 1, 1916

These sites can tell it better than I can.

http://www.ww1battlefields.co.uk/somme.html

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/somme.htm

http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-on-land/battlefields/986-then-now-fricourt-white-city-battle-somme.html

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Graham Corgan’s beautiful photo of poppies on the Somme.

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  1. The battle of the Somme was a turning point in Newfoundland history. At the time the Canadian province of Newfoundland was a British colony. The Newfoundland Regiment lost many men that day that even today, July 1st is Canada Day but also Remembrance Day in Newfoundland.

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