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Tributes paid to thousands of men who died at Somme 100 years ago

Gibraltar joined in the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the bloodiest day in British military history - the Battle of the Somme.

With ceremonies held across the UK and France to honour the hundreds of thousands of victims of this brutal offensive which started in northern France 1 July 1916, locally Governor Sir Edward Davis, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia and the outgoing CBF, led a one minute silence outside The Convent and No. 6 at midday yesterday.

Traffic stood still as staff from The Convent and No.6, locals and tourists fell silent and recalled the time Commonwealth and French forces went "over the top" a century ago.


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