Thursday 30 June 2016

WW1 Remembered ~ The Battle of the Somme 1916

Some time ago I visited the Lancashire Infantry Museum in Preston,Lancashire and whilst looking for family history information I came across this poignant document. 

This Special Order of the Day was written and signed on the 30th June, 1916 and would have been read out to the troops on the eve of the Battle of the Somme

Lancashire Infantry Museum

"...Let  each put forth  his maximum endeavour and let us advance to victory imbued with determination to win and strengthened by the righteousness of our cause..."


  1. If they did but know......
    Thank you for sharing

  2. The enemy is nearing the end of his resources......
    The enemy just men like our own, fighting because they were commanded. I have been to this battle site. So sad, so quiet, no birds singing, so many lives lost and for what - another war 21 years later.
    It makes me so, so sad.

  3. such brave men, thanks for sharing this x


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