‘The Battle of the Somme continues’

Bradford Libraries World War One Blog

A World War One event will take place at Bradford Local Studies Library on Saturday 3rd September.

The event will feature a talk about Bradford men in the Battle of the Somme and will be accompanied by an exhibition by the Bradford World War One Group.

Tricia Platts from the group and author of ‘Bradford in the Great War’ will be giving the talk from 11.00am until 12noon.

The battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest of World War One. After the first and bloodiest day, the troops continued to press their advance. As the Pals battalions were mourned at home, the battle raged on.

Exactly 100 years ago, on 3 September 1916, the Bradford Territorials were engaged in a heavy battle below the Thiepval Ridge. Since their attack on 1 July these Bradford men had remained in the same area and, under constant fire, they had suffered many casualties.

Somme Continues“. …

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