The Battle of the Somme – Starting My Research

I wrote a few weeks back about my grandfather and his experience in World War I on the Somme. There’s more to my grandfather’s story: quite a bit more. I’ve been engaged in quite a bit of research and plan on writing a book.

I’ll be posting bits and pieces here as I go along.

This week is a couple of Youtube videos with footage from the Somme. It’s not much. I promise much more to follow.

There are many photo and even some video from the Somme available, but most of it is from the British perspective. What’s universal however, are the terrible conditions the soldiers on all sides had to deal with.

What really interesting is the footage of the British soldiers handling the German POWs in the first video.

More to come.

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