The Battle of the Somme

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

 The first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916, claimed 57,540 British and Commonwealth casualties; 2 for every yard of the battle front. Just 141 days later, when the offensive ended, a huge total of 420,000 Allied men had been killed or wounded, including 70 men from Epsom and Ewell.

Learn about one of the darkest days for the British Army  and discover why the human cost was so high.  See the weapons and equipment  that the troops used to live and fight .

A pdf with full information is attached.

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Ewell
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