July 1st

In the old style of calendar (prior to 1752), the Battle Of The Boyne took place on July 1st, the same date as the Battle Of The Somme (in the new style of calendar). It is reported that some soldiers from the 36th Division wore their Orange Order collarettes into battle. In the image above, they defend their trench from a German assault.
Carson signing the 1912 Covenant is the second of the pair.
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Copyright © 2012 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/1250, ISO 200, full size 3888 x 2592
Click to enlarge (to 2100 x 1400)
Copyright © 2012 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/1250, ISO 200, full size 3888 x 2592
text: X00848 X00807

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