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Monday, 27 June 2011

Editor's Note: 50 posts

Dear Blog Readers

I have so far blogged over 5000 of CHTL's words about the build-up to the Battle of the Somme. Nothing has been edited out from his letters and diary entries. The diary entries will now get longer over the crucial next few days, and look out for an 'out-of-sequence' letter to his mother on 30th June (he normally wrote on a Sunday).

I have resisted the temptation to 'editorialise' so far, thinking that it is important for readers to engage with CHTL's words and insights. 

As the next few days are so significant, I will also include other primary sources which talk about the events about to engulf CHTL and the men of the 87th Brigade.


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