Sunday, 24 June 2012


On this day, June 24, in 1916, the first British gun opened fire to start a week long artillery barrage, preceding the battle of the Somme. The first day of the assault, a,week later, generated 60 thousand British casualties. The RAMC of the day was totally overwhelmed.

RAMC stretcher bearers, 1916

1 comment:

  1. the a&e charge nurse24 June 2012 at 14:56

    Sombre post ......

    Sombre quote - 'What experience and history teach is this: that people and governments never have learned anything from history or acted on the principles deduced from it' (G.W.F. HEGEL)

    How true?