Mar 29, 2020
It was the first major engagement for the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in Europe during the war. In the space of 30 minutes, 85 per cent of the regiment would be killed or injured.
It was a costly battle for the regiment, but one that lives on today in Newfoundland every July 1.
I continue my look at the battles of Canada during the First World War with the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel
Music by Kevin MacLeod