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The Centenary of The Somme - July News from no.fifty6

Posted on 31st July 2016 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

The Centenary of The Somme - July News from no.fifty6 It has been an eventful, busy, thought provoking month on The Somme. We will capture here, some of the key events and happenings in this past month. For us, the important thing is that Remembrance has been at the centre of the commemorations and our guests have been moved and inspired in equal measure as they remember the fallen. We are pleased to report that the security measures put in place around The Somme to protect us all, meant that the commemorations were without incident. However, we have been shocked by recent terrorist attacks in France which have rocked our adopted homeland. In our piece of rural France it is difficult to comprehend man’s inhumanity to man. We hope for peace in our time just like the men who were here 100 years ago. So what has been happening this month?

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