France’s Macron and UK’s May honour the fallen at Battle of the Somme
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French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May laid a wreath at a memorial in the Somme valley on Friday, honouring fallen World War One soldiers on the eve of the centenary of the war’s end.

The Somme Offensive, waged in 1916, was intended to hasten a victory for the allies against the German empire, but after four months of trench warfare, more than a million men were dead or wounded and the Great War would go on to last another two years.

France24  reports that a solemn ceremony at the Thiepval memorial in northern France, Macron and May honoured allied soldiers who died at the Somme. The wreath they put down combined the poppy and le bleuet flowers, national emblems of remembrance in Britain and France.

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