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Woodbine Willie – July 2016

The Somme, 1 July 1916. Woodbine Willie was not far behind the line when the whistles blew and the men began to charge. Mametz Wood, their target, was the southernmost village on the 18-mile frontline of the Somme. Over the past week British artillery had pounded the Germans with 1.5 million shells, outnumbering the total […]
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