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“Battle Of The Somme” #WeAreHere Tributes Across The U.K. By Uniformed Reenactment Volunteers.

by Anura Guruge


Bloodiest known battle
in all of human history.

794,238 Allied troops from the
U.K., Australia, Bermuda, Canada, India, Newfoundland,
New Zealand, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia & France
lost their life in this battle
that lasted from July 1 to November 18, 1916.

[The U.S. did NOT participate in WW I until April 6, 1917.]

This #WeAreHere reenactment by 1,500 uniformed volunteers
was to remind people of all those that were lost.
It appears that each volunteer carried business cards
showing the name one that died in the battle.

Very neat. Very British. Very touching.
Very sobering.


Click each image to access YouTube video.

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by Anura Guruge

The Glorious Dunkirk Evacuation — 75th Anniversary ‘Little Ship’ Flotilla Recreation.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> VE Day 70th Memorial Flight.
>> VE Day 70th anniversary.

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From the U.K. ‘Daily News’. Click here to access original.
Click images to ENLARGE.

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From U.K. ‘SkyNews’. Click image to access VIDEO.

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dunkirk4The heroic, odds-defying evacuation of Dunkirk by the brave flotilla of little British ships stands out, resplendently, in the “Top 10 Greatest Moments” in Britain’s long, storied, illustrious and momentous history. This was British grit and determination at its best. Defying all odds. Showed the bloody Germans that Britain cannot be easily humbled.

I was thrilled to read about this recreation. Wow. 75 years. Britain at its best.

Hip hip hooray.