I attended the Somme Remembrance Service at the War Memorial on London Road in Camberley.
While the addresses from Surrey Heath Mayor and Mayoress, Dr Matthias Strohn – senior lecturer in war studies at the RMA Sandhurst, and Rev Bruce Nicole were well said and appropriate, the clamour of the traffic on the A30 is a difficult accompaniment. Wearing his German Army uniform, Dr Strohn gave thanks for the opportunity to speak, and said that suffering in battle in universal, and that the letters sent home by German soldiers expressed the same sentiments as the British soldiers.
That there were people there ready to acknowledge the sacrifices made in our name 100 years ago, was justification enough for the service. Here are my photos of the service.