The Battle of the Somme: The British Army’s darkest day
To the French it is a river. But to the British it sums up the horrors of the First World War. In the first in a week-long series marking its centenary, Chris Bond looks back at the Battle of the Somme.
I find it odd that the names of all the recipients of the medals including those no longer with us were not read out at the unveiling ceremony or at the very least would have been included in the roll of honour list printed in the special edition of the Star.
“They fought in defence of British values” - The Battle of Jutland by PM David Cameron
Loos, Gallipoli, Somme and Paschendale. These names are seared into our memory, bywords for the scale and suffering of the First World War. Today we add the Battle of Jutland to this sombre roll call, the war’s biggest sea battle.
Letter: Shame on the city council for not honouring the Somme dead
On July 1 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the gallant sacrifice of 565 Sheffield men, including 248 men of the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, which includes the volunteers in the Sheffield City Battalion, who gave their lives for our future freedom.
Get hands-on with project to record wartime history
First World War experts in Doncaster are inviting local people to make a New Year’s resolution to volunteer their time in a history-focused community project – with a promise that it could change their lives!