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Old 02-07-2006, 23:52   #1
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Battle of the Somme, 90 years ago

90 years ago (on the 1st of July precisely) started one of the bloodiest battle of World War I: the Battle of the Somme.

It was to be an absolute carnage.

1.2 million men (British, French, German) were killed or injured in that only battle.

And they essentially died for nothing since after 5 months, the front line had barely moved.


At a time when some people are questioning (if not mocking) European institutions and want to take us back to nationalism, i think it is good to remember where nationalism got us not even 100 years ago and how many people died during the butchery that World War I turned out to be.
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