Day: July 1, 2016

City Library commemorates the Battle of the Somme

Today marks the 100th¬†anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. On this day, over 100 years ago, around 20,000 British soldiers died. By the end of the battle in November 1916 there had been over one million casualties on both sides for little military gain. Sadly this high number is not…Continue Reading City Library commemorates the Battle of the Somme