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If we ignore history we will forget its lessons
The public will be invited to the Thiepval Memorial in France on 1 July 2016 to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.  The joint Anglo-French event is expected to attract great public interest, so tickets 8,000 tickets will be allocated in pairs, free of charge, through a public online ballot.  The ballot will be open to residents of the UK, France & Ireland on 28 September 2015.  The Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of the WW1, resulting in over 1m casualties.
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DCMS:  We will remember them - 8,000 tickets available for public to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary

DCMS:  Register your interest in the 2016 Somme Centenary Ballot

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