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July News - Commemorations Despite Covid, Harvests and Life on The Somme

Posted on 31st July 2020 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

July News - Commemorations Despite Covid, Harvests and Life on The Somme 104 years ago The battle of The Somme was raging on. Thoughts of swift success on the eve of 1st July were soon pushed aside as the casualties mounted and progress was bloody and slow. By the end of July, the front line had moved just a kilometer or so past our front door with the Army engaged in Pozieres, Longueval and High Wood to name just a few places. It was to be a hot, long, difficult summer.

The weather this year continues to be dry and hot. Talk to the farmers and “La Secheresse” is the problem. Dryness/drought. But still they toil as it is harvest time, more on that later.

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