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Month: September 2014

Battle Bus, Books and Biplanes

Posted on 29th September 2014 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

Battle Bus, Books and Biplanes September has been another busy month on the Somme with further events commemorating the centenary of the First World War and the continued harvesting of the crops around the region while the weather remains fine and dry.

Both Sausage and Mash valleys have now been ploughed allowing a fantastic opportunity to see how open and undulating the ground is around Ovillers and La Boisselle, a factor which prompted Alec Johnston to write in his War Diary on July 14th 1916 after 418 men died attacking Ovillers; “ some staff officers ought to be hung for this.” Harsh words from the last century: lest we forget their sacrifice.

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