Just a century past, among the most bloody conflicts in history started in France.
Started on July 1, the Battle of the Somme observed forces in the French and British Empires faceoff against Germany. Known as the & lsquo;Large Drive,& rsquo forces — including dozens of soldiers from Newfoundland and Canada — left their trenches and stormed positions in the hopes of breaking through enemy lines.
More than 1.2 million guys from both sides were killed or wounded in the bloody 141-day campaign. An absolute failure, the assignment, was the greatest conflict on the Western Front throughout the First-World War.
Now, near the village of Miraumont, a delegation of parliamentarians, veterans and pupils recalled the fallen.
Fifteen-yr old Lukus Oram-Feltham was one of them, travelling entirely in the village of Gambo, N.L., to mark the conflict’s 100th anniversary.
it’s very emotive… for me to wander up on the graves of the individuals who once died for the peace in our nation,” Oram-Feltham