The nation will fall silent for two minutes on 1 July to mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme
2016 marks the centenary of the the Battle of the Somme. The commemoration is being lead by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on behalf of the UK Government and the French Government in partnership with Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion, to build a programme of events which reflect the significance of the First World War Somme campaign.
600 students from the UK, Ireland and France will gather in Thiepval on 1 July for the centenary commemoration of Battle of the Somme
Project launched to remember individual stories from the Battle of the Somme.
The UK will commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme this year.
We will remember them - 8,000 tickets available for public to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary
Tickets for the July 2016 Thiepval Memorial event in France will be available through a public ballot opening later this year.
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