The Somme (1916) Working Class Holocaust

The Battle of the Somme

British working class men in the British Army go ‘over the top’ in WWI during the Battle of the Somme which took place between July 1st and November 18th, 1916.  On the first day, the British Army lost 60,000 men – and throughout the entire battle, the British Army lost 1 million men.  It is the worst battle the British Army has ever fought, certainly its most bloody and destructive, and the soldiers were all ‘volunteers’ from the grass-roots of the British working class, and the devastation caused by their deaths has probably never been recovered from in the UK from a population and cultural perspective.  The German working class men on the other-side, also lost nearly a million men, whilst the related royals of Europe threw their working classes against one another in a brutal war of royal egos.

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  1. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    when certain people or countries want to expand their territorial we can see they often use the common people to get to their goal. Because of many believing their politicians and being encouraged by the many lies and falsely presented hopes and dreams they fall in the trap to go into the battle killing other human beings, going in against the law of nature and the law of God.

    In case all those who claim to be Christian would keep to the Law of God and would refuse to kill others we would have many less wars and much less agony.

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