This picture, taken by Chris Alexander, captures some of the acting soldiers sitting on steps in Newcastle city centre to remember the Battle of the Somme, Britain's greatest day of loss in battle, July 1 2016...
Commuters were today moved to tears as 'ghost soldiers' dressed in First World War uniform handed out cards bearing the names of those who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme. This picture was taken at Manchester Piccadilly train station
Soldiers resting in trenches, Gallipoli, 1915. Photographer: Sergeant W A Hampton of the Wellington Infantry Battalion. Reference Number: 1/2-168807-F Cellulose triacetate copy negative Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library
The Battle of the Somme started in July 1st 1916. It lasted until November 1916. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One; this one battle had a marked effect on overall casualty figures and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare.For many years those who led the British campaign have received a lot of criticism for the way the Battle of the Somme was fought – especially Douglas Haig.
Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at the Battle of the Somme in 1916."We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Quote by Australian Private Edward Lynch