The 1st of July marks one of the bloodiest battles in British military history .
There has never been a more brazen display of the contempt that our glorious leaders show for human life .
Some facts about the Battle of the Somme :
- During the Battle , 51 Victoria Crosses were awarded . 17 of them were awarded posthumously.
- There were 57,470 British casualties (killed and wounded) on the first day .
- The Allies suffered around 615,000 casualties , Germany around 500,000 .