The memorial was established following World Struggle I to commemorate what, a minimum of till then, had been an unprecedented stage of carnage in fashionable warfare. Greater than 100,000 Individuals perished, as did lots of of 1000’s of French, British, Germans and others. On the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, greater than 19,000 British troopers had been killed in a single day — most throughout the first half-hour, historian John Keegan wrote. The battle ended on Nov. 11, 1918.
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