Graphic eye-witness Somme accounts revealed

Graphic eye-witness Somme accounts revealed
 

"From that moment all my religion died, after that journey all my teaching and belief in God had left me - never to return."
This was how Charles Bartram, a 23-year-old former colliery worker from Doncaster, described his experience of the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
It is one of more than 500 remarkable first-hand accounts of the World War One battle donated to the Imperial War Museum, the "vast majority" of which have never been seen before.
Anthony Richards, head of documents and sound at the museum, says it is "quite amazing" to have come... read more

 
16 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 94
Source: BBC
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