Poetry & The Great War, a series: 3 The Battle of the Somme

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After nearly two years of intense conflict a battle took place in the Valley of the Somme between the British Army and the German Imperial Army. It had been long in the planning stage and at the behest of the French to alleviate their own situation which had sustained vast numbers of casualties. On 1 July 1916 the Somme offensive began with a massive artillery barrage to pave the way for the infan...

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Poetry & The Great War, a series: 2 The Outbreak of War

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As Britan went to war in 1914 it did so at the height of its imperial power with the largest navy the world had ever seen. As a nation we were considered invincible with London at the hub of the world´s finances, commerce and place of political influence. The Boer War had fuelled our belief in overc...

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Poetry & The Great War, a Series: 1

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In approximately two months time we shall commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, when the guns fell silent after four years of bitter conflict which claimed the lives of ...

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