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‘Nancy’ the 4th Regiment Mascot of the South African Forces

‘Nancy’ the 4th Regiment Mascot of the South African Forces. Delville Wood. 17 February 1918. The story of Nancy is quite extraordinary. Nancy is the only animal in military history to be accorded full funeral honours and one of only

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Delville Wood

The Battle of the Somme: Battle of Delville Wood, 15 July – 3 September 1916 Following the successful dawn attack of 14 July the newly won British line formed a ‘salient’ the right side of which was threatened by Delville

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Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the

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