The Battle of the Somme, First World War, 1916
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Musicians in battle: pictures of the brave and the bold
10. The Battle of the Somme, First World War, 1916
This piper is trying to keep up the spirits of his weary comrades at the Battle of Bazentin Ridge, launched by the British Fourth Army at dawn on 14 July 1916. It marked the start of the second phase of the Battle of the Somme and turned out to be more successful to the disastrous first day of the action.