1st July, 1916, was the first day of the battle of the Somme in France during WW1. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916. The BBC broadcast the whole of the service from the Thiepval memorial in France. Very moving. I am not a serial weeper but it had me in tears.
The only complaint that I have is that they (quite rightly), went on at length about the men killed and maimed in the battle but, as far as I could tell, ignored the nursing sisters, VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachment - a voluntary unit providing field nursing services), members of the all women's First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and the women ambulance drivers who served in France and were killed "in action". All the above were volunteers.
Nit-picking perhaps but......
Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.