Today marks the 92nd anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Some 20,000 British soldiers were killed that day and nearly 40,000 more wounded.
The 1st Newfoundland Regiment went into action at Beaumont Hamel. Of the 800 soldiers who went over the top, only 69 answered the roll call the next day. Every officer was either killed or wounded. The memorial caribou, facing the German positions, marks where they fell.