News 1 million Dead or Wounded - Tomorrow Is the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of The Somme

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    Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the start of Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history in which over one million men were killed or wounded.

    The British and French on one side and the Germans on the other;

    Below are a few selfies taken by the soldiers on their cell phones as they relaxed prior to the battle;
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    A welcome rest: Exhausted soldiers of the 9th Rifle Brigade take a break — and a chance to have a smoke — in a field away from the front line. From left, Second Lieutenant Walter Elliott, who was killed on November 20, 1916, Second Lieutenant Roger Kirkpatrick, wounded (date unknown), Captain Herbert Garton, who was killed on September 15, 1916, Lieutenant Evelyn Southwell, killed on September 15, 1916, and Second Lieutenant Herman Kiek, wounded on April 27, 1918. Southwell told his mother in a letter he was so tired he fell asleep while marching

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    A chance to wash: Officers of the 9th Rifle Brigade bathing in a stream behind the lines are (from left, excluding obscured faces): Captain Arthur Mckinstry — wounded, Second Lieutenant William Hesseltine, killed August 21, 1916, Captain William Purvis, wounded September 15, 1916, Second Lieutenant Joseph Buckley, killed December 23, 1917, Lieutenant Morris Heycock, wounded August 22, 1916, Captain Eric Parsons, killed September 15, 1916, Second Lieutenant Sidney Smith (in background) killed August 25, 1916, and Second Lieutenant Walter Elliott, killed November 20, 1916

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    Knee-deep in mud: Wading through a trench on the Somme are Major Beauchamp Magrath (left) of the 8th East Lancashire Regiment, killed on June 2, 1916, and Captain Paul Hammond, right, who died on February 25, 1916. The other two soldiers are not identified.

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  2. wife is a whore

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    Thank god we have nukes now, so we can just kill a million civilians to bring a country to their knees and save their best and brightest.
     
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    Golly
     
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    RIP
     
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    The war to end all wars. Too bad it didn't.
     
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    A Canadian production but very, very underrated. Sad as fuck, just like so many battles during that war. THOSE soldiers were men.





    And I love this ad.

     
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    [​IMG] spidey's a crybaby
     
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    Probably the dumbest war ever in history.

    What a waste