Why Was The First July 1916 Important

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The 1st July 1916 was a day that changed the British understanding of war and loss. It was the first day of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most famous battles in British and World history. 100 years on the battle’s significance remains undiminished. To mark the centenary, Rayburn Tours have compiled the key facts and figures from the bloody battle, considering the events leading up to it, those who fought, what was achieved and what was sacrificed. The 100th anniversary is a time to remember the sacrifice of those who fought in the battle and to consider the cost of
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