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Battle of the Somme graves gardener retires

This weekend marks the the 95th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the largest battles of the World War I.

The first day of the battle was the bloodiest in the history of the British Army with 20,000 men killed and 40,000 captured or wounded.

Later cemeteries were laid out which still dot the landscape and attract thousands of visitors to northern France.

The man who has looked after the cemeteries is retiring this weekend after almost 50 years in the job.

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 03 Jul 2011
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