Remembering the fallen on Somme anniversary

Crowds gather at the Sunken Lane, one of the places where British troops went over-the-top on this day in 1916 Credit: ITV Meridian
One of the Commonwealth War Graves cemeteries on The Somme Credit: ITV Meridian

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97th Somme anniversary

Historians from the South are in France to unveil plans to map a 12 kilometre section of the Somme battlefield. Today marks 97 years since the four-month offensive began in 1916.