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First of our men to cross the Somme, near Peronne

First of our men to cross the Somme, near Peronne

Soldiers after crossing the River Somme, France, during World War I. According to the photograph's original caption these soldiers are the first to have crossed the River Somme. Some of them are clambering up a temporary walkway. Others in the background manage to scramble up the embankment. The foreground is littered with debris. The slang British term used in the original caption for German,…