Since Sunday was the 91st anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme …
On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the British Army endured the bloodiest day in its history, suffering 57,470 casualties and 19,240 dead. Most of the casualties occurred in the first hour of the attack. The entire offensive cost the British Army almost half a million dead.
Almost 20,000 dead, and 57,000 total casualties, in one frigging day.
500,000 dead — from the British side alone — in a 3 month battle, during which almost no territory was conquered.
People who toss around the word “quagmire” might want to take note.