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Ireland’s Wars: The End Of The Somme

September was wearing on, and the weather was getting steadily worse, but the Somme campaign continued. The 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) Divisions had share their share of the fighting (and the casualties) but plenty of other Irish units separate … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: The Somme

I was tempted to simply cover that first awful day in July 1916 (which, on its own, is called the Battle of Albert after a nearby town) but that would be a disservice to the sheer magnitude of the five months of … Continue reading

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