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I-Wonder: WW1: Why Was the First Day of the Somme Such a Disaster?
Offbeat  (tags: Battle of the Somme, Disaster, Over the top )

- 9 hours ago -
The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in northern France, was the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army and one of the most infamous days of World War One. On 1 July 1916, the British forces suffered 57,470 casualties,
Battle of the Somme - as It Happened
Offbeat  (tags: Battle of the Somme, Unfolded )

- 9 hours ago -
100 years on, the opening day of the battle as it unfolded, Battle of the Somme - as it happened, Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed on the opening day of the battle, 2,069 men from the 36th Ulster Division were killed at the Somme
The Somme: A Soldier's Illustrated Journal of the Horror of War
Offbeat  (tags: Battle of the Somme, horror of war, WW 1 )

- 9 hours ago -
Jim Maultsaid, like tens of thousands of others, was wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
In Pictures: Battle of the Somme
Offbeat  (tags: Inpictures, Battle of the Somme, WW1 )

- 9 hours ago -
The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest of World War One, with more than one million people killed or wounded. It lasted five months as the British and French Armies fought the Germans on a 15-mile front.
Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme Centenary Commemoration
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Battle of the Somme, Centenary, Ceremony, France, Europe )

- 3 hours ago -
Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, have attended a ceremony in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Strawberry Moon: Your Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: Your Pictures, Strawberry Moon )

- 2 days ago -
A strawberry moon occurs in June and marks the beginning of the strawberry season. Here's a selection of your pictures.
In Pictures: Nightscapes
Offbeat  (tags: Inpictures, Annual Photography Competition, Nightscapes )

- 1 day ago -
A selection of winners in the International Earth & Sky Photo Contest, The World at NightâEUR(TM)s (TWAN) annual photography competition.
Inside Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility
Offbeat  (tags: Military Weapons, Research Facility, Great Britain )

- 1 day ago -
As Porton Down marks its 100th anniversary, what really goes on inside Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base?
EU Referendum: Does Parliament Press the Button?
Offbeat  (tags: Article 50, EU, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Who presses the button? When is the divorce petition filed?, Whatever the metaphor, the decision to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union, the one which provides for member states to withdraw, has emerged as the critical next step.
Brexit: EU Warns UK on Freedom of Movement
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, UK, Human Rights, EU, Europe )

- 1 day ago -
Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk were uncompromising in their stance after meeting with the 27 EU leaders, There can be no pick and choose single market for the UK, EU leaders have warned,
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