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MrBlueSky1960
07-01-2006, 12:12 AM
100 years ago today, the sound of Whistles were heard to signal the advance of the ally€s troops on the German defences€¦ The Battle of the Somme had begun...

€œThe Battle of the Somme raged across northern France from July 1, 1916. By its close on Nov. 18, tens of thousands were killed in a fight that marked a gruesome chapter in trench warfare. On July 1 alone, more than 20,000 British soldiers were killed and up to 40,000 were wounded, making it the bloodiest day in the history of the British army, which intended to end 18 months of deadlock with a decisive Allied victory over German forces.€

MrBlueSky1960
07-01-2006, 12:12 AM
100 years ago today, the sound of Whistles were heard to signal the advance of the ally€s troops on the German defences€¦ The Battle of the Somme had begun...

€œThe Battle of the Somme raged across northern France from July 1, 1916. By its close on Nov. 18, tens of thousands were killed in a fight that marked a gruesome chapter in trench warfare. On July 1 alone, more than 20,000 British soldiers were killed and up to 40,000 were wounded, making it the bloodiest day in the history of the British army, which intended to end 18 months of deadlock with a decisive Allied victory over German forces.€

Stackhouse25th
07-01-2006, 12:21 AM
nweat

MB80
07-01-2006, 12:36 AM
90 years ago.. 100 was 1906, 100 years ago we had peace in europe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

polak5
07-01-2006, 12:47 AM
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MrBlueSky1960
07-01-2006, 01:28 AM
Ah... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I was wondering how long it would take for someone to see that... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Well done... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I can see I can't pull the wool over these chaps... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.snaithprimary.eril.net/fpage/captain.jpg

DuxCorvan
07-01-2006, 07:32 AM
And 90 years after, Germany advances at the sounds of whistles again... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

http://www.netsport-magazine.com/archives/images/referee-whistle.jpg

Akronnick
07-01-2006, 10:37 PM
Does anyone know what happen on this date in 1863?

LStarosta
07-01-2006, 10:41 PM
Canada was made?

EDIT... nm that's 1867.

Udidtoo
07-01-2006, 10:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Akronnick:
Does anyone know what happen on this date in 1863? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The armies of George C. Meade and Robert E. Lee were getting a good start at putting Gettysburg into the history books.