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Remembering the Somme on Remembrance Sunday
Sun 13 November 2016, 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
Today, on Remembrance Sunday when the atmosphere in Whitehall is at its most reflective, we remember the men who fought and died at the Battle of the Somme.
One hundred years ago, on 1st July 1916, tens of thousands of British troops left their trenches and walked methodically towards the German machine guns positioned to cut them down them. While that day was the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army, the Battle of the Somme dragged on into the autumn.
Westminster may not seem the place to remember the Somme. But from the Civil Service Rifles training in the courtyard of Somerset House, to the ambulances carrying the wounded out of Charing Cross station, to the corridors of Whitehall, there are echoes of the battle everywhere.
Join the acclaimed team from London War Walks in remembering the Somme on a walk through the historic streets of Westminster.
Individual tickets at £11.50 each can be purchased through this page.