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The Battle of the Somme

First-hand accounts from the BBC archive of the horrific WW1 battle, plus forced sterilisation in Peru, London's Great Plague of 1665, Ukraine's wartime ultra-nationalists and the US river that caught fire.
Photo: British soldiers advance during the Battle of the Somme, September 1916 (PA)

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Jul 2016 03:06GMT

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  • Sat 2 Jul 2016 08:06GMT
  • Sun 3 Jul 2016 01:06GMT
  • Sun 3 Jul 2016 21:06GMT
  • Mon 4 Jul 2016 03:06GMT

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