'Shrouds of the Somme' exhibition

5th July 2016

Today we took a small group of pupils to the 'Shrouds of the Somme' exhibition at Northernhay Gardens in Exeter and also to a viewing of a film at the RAMM which showed real footage from World War 1 from this battle. This is part of the commemorations that have been taking place across the country to remember 100 years on all those who were killed on the first day during the Battle of the Somme.' During the 5 months that the battle raged over 1 million service men died or were injured in what was described as one of the bloodiest conflicts during the war.