Horrors of Lancashire officer at the Somme
Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore reveals the torments of an officer in the Lancashire Fusiliers in the first days of the Battle of the Somme
Long before the Big Push on the Somme started on July 1, 1916, there were signs that the British Army was unprepared for what lay ahead.
Lieutenant Edgar Lord, of the 15th Battalion, the Lancashire Fusiliers, has
described how he learned from bitter experience just how dangerous it was to share the same field, let alone the same trench, with some of his brother officers.
He was one of several hundred officers and NCOs who had the misfortune to be... read more
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