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The battle of “Devil’s Wood” commemorated

News: 15 July 2016 By Anton van Zyl

July 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Between 1 July and 18 November 1916, more than one million men were wounded or killed on the banks of the river Somme in France. Among the soldiers killed and injured were more than 2 400 South Africans who fought for control over a small piece of land in the northeast of France, called Delville Wood.

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