Musical Tribute to the Battle of Beaumont Hamel - “Sing You Home”
As part of the general Somme offensive, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment went over the top on 1 July 1916 near the Village of Beaumont-Hamel against well-entrenched German defences. The results were disastrous. Within thirty minutes, the Regiment suffered a crippling 324 killed and 386 wounded out of a total of 801 soldiers. 1 July is now a Day of Remembrance in Newfoundland.
The Regiment and that tragic day is remembered in this beautiful song and video sung by the Ennis Sisters from Newfoundland.