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5 haunting coloured pictures from the WW1 battle

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The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the bloodiest battles in WWI. During the first day alone, 1st July 1916, there were roughly 60,000 casualties.

After one month one million were killed or wounded on both sides. The battle is notable for the importance of air power and the first use of the tank.

During the Battle of the Somme thousands of pictures were taken, but here we present to you 10 chosen ones, including 5 colorized.

1.‘A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy, coming in on the 13th.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

2.‘Some jolly gunners and their pet.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

3.‘Open air cookery in a steel helmet near Miraumont-le-Grand.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

4.‘Commander explaining the capture of Thiepval to H.M. from the top of the Thiepval Chateau.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

5.‘Their home on the Somme.’ Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.

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