Today was the first day of the battle of the somme. Where millions of people lost their lives and was the bloodiest day in the British armys history.
I applaud all them brave men who charged the battle field knowing death stared them in the face. They are true heroes. They charged through muck and bullets seeing friends and comrades fall. They charged seeing bodies everywhere and knowing they might never see home and loved ones again while fighting in a war that was not of their own.
They gave their lives for people and freedom. They risked everything and was mighty brave. I applaud them heroes. I applaud the war dead. I am proud of them and forever grateful for the sacrifice them brave lads made for us. They are forever heroes.
Where would we be without them? They did it for us to be free and live free without fear. They stormed the Somme to protect their way of life and for the loved ones at home. These poor brave boys and men would of been sat in the trenches wishing they were at home safe covered in mud. But they fought on for the world to live free. They never gave up. They are heroes and nothing less.
I cannot even begin to imagine ever being in their situation. It is an unbearable thought and I hope this never happens again. The horrors and the heroes of this war and of this battle should forever be told. It should forever be a reminder of the worse and best of humanity in one place at the same time. It should be a reminder that it can never happen again.
Bombs fell and deadly gas forms thrown and bullets flying through the air but still they never gave up and never lost heart. If there was ever a place which reflected hell surely it was the Somme. Death everywhere and blood flowing like rivers. How these men kept going is beyond me.
Onwards they fought on, forwards they ran on, through the hell on Earth warzone of the somme, the true heroes of world war one.
I applaud them true heroes.
Lest we forget….