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  • Kevin Windsor
    While July 1 is a special day in Canadian History, the day also has some special meaning in Newfounlander History as well. Tomorrow is Beaumont Hamel day and
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 30, 2006
      While July 1 is a special day in Canadian History, the day also has some
      special meaning in Newfounlander History as well.



      Tomorrow is Beaumont Hamel day and the 90th Anniversary of the battle of the
      Somme that saw the decimation of the Newfoundland Reg't. In under three
      hours the Newfoundlanders sustained 88% casualties.



      It is still known as the "Day of Great Loss" in Newfoundland. This
      offensive would end up costing the allies 600,000 men to gain 10 km!



      By the end of the Great War nearly 6,000 men served in the Royal
      Newfoundland Reg't (become 'Royal' again in 1918) and one in five paid with
      their lives.







      So to all that wear the uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Reg't and to all
      that used to.



      TO BEAUMONT HAMEL!





      Kevin Windsor





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