Tag: somme

Fuck war: Battle of the Somme, 100th anniversary of mass murder, 1 July

On 1st July 1916 the mainly British forces attacked and had the shit kicked out of them. The bloodbath lasted 140 days and achieved little, except killing the same number of Germans. It was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front; more than one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

This version of the tune (The Farm, All Together Now) was re-released during the build-up to the 1990-1991 Iraq-Kuwait War, and was maybe the most blatant anti-war tune at the time.

We were being told Saddam Hussein had the whatever biggest army on the planet. The whole British army would die and all 18 year olds should start thinking about being called-up.

And then the West bashed the shit out of Iraq in a few days, killed hundreds of thousands, millions, if you include deaths from sanctions.

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