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War Years

War Years

Odyssey of a Liberal Ch. 5 - The War Years My departure from Prior's Field in August 1915 marked the end of my jeunesse dorée. I was plunged from affluence and security into poverty and a hard struggle for existence. Nor was the transition made by slow and easy...

Danger Tree, Beaumont-Hamel, The Somme

July 1 1916, The Somme. The Danger Tree had been designated an assembly point, and the wire cut there to allow troops through and on to attack the German lines. The heaviest casualties on the field occurred at the Danger Tree. The first brigade that went in, the 87th,...

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