Soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, There were British casualties that day - almost died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses.
Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic
At on July 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".
“September 1916 - The Somme: Battle of Ginchy, Somme Campaign at a Tipping Point Pictured - The Dublin Fusiliers go over the top on September Allied blows are now falling heavily and rapidly, and the Germans are reeling.