Somme100 – Faces of the Somme: Eve of Battle


This image shows men of the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) taken behind the lines at a chateau near Corbie, on the eve of the Battle of the Somme, a century ago. The men in this photo were about to go into action on 1st July 1916: the Black Day of the British Army. One hundred years on we look into the faces of these men as we remember the battle and somehow images like this continue to speak to us, continue to give us small insights into the Somme generation.

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