Bournemouth’s ‘Whistle for the Somme’ to mark 100th anniversary

One hundred years ago on July 1 at 7.30am a single whistle blast was blown, the signal for soldiers to leave their trenches and ‘go over the top’ and begin the advance into enemy territory. It was the start of the Battle of the Somme, one of the defining events of the First World War, and would last until November.

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