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Video: Thousands gather at Ulster Tower in solemn salute to the Somme fallen

Today the battlefields of the Somme will host a poignant remembrance service for the thousands of Ulster soldiers who died on the first day of one of the bloodiest battles in history.

The British Army suffered almost 60,000 casualties on the first day alone and more than a million men would be killed or wounded on both sides over the course of the 141-day offensive.

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