Countdown To The Somme Centenary


A year from today it will be the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. While many of the battles and campaigns of 1915 have been largely ignored by the media this year, the Somme has become a by-word for the Great War to a wider public and the year 2016 is likely to be something of a repeat of 2014 which much interest, many new books and a host of related events.

As a count-down to the anniversary, this site will be expanding over the next year with lot’s of new Somme related posts, photographs, films and information.

You can access the site via the WordPress address which probably brought you here or quickly via

Meanwhile have a read of some of the existing articles such as about the 50th Anniversary of the Battle or young Second Lieutenant Eric Rupert Heaton who died on 1st July 1916 at Beaumont Hamel.

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