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An important part of British Great War history was the raising and equipping of the specially formed Pals Battalions. The first major theatre of war for many of these newly recruited men was on the Somme in 1916, where terrible casualties were incurred.

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Click here for all the information concerning the hundreth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

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The New Thiepval Museum themed on the battles of the Somme and the Missing was opened on 2nd June 2016 by the French Minister of State for Veterans and Remembrance and the President of the Somme Departmental Council. 

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On the 1st July 2016 we will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Two websites, somme2016.org and somme-battlefields.com, have been officially chosen to provide all the information needed for visiting the Somme Battlefields in 2016.
 

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