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This afternoon.

Near the village of Thiepval, Picardy, France

President Higgins leaving the Thiepval Memorial of the Missing following the Somme 100 ceremony.

Today marks the 100th centenary of start the Battle of the Somme which was to last until November 18, 1916 with more than one million men wounded or killed

Pics via President of ireland

12 thoughts on “Follow The Marching Drum

  1. Harry Molloy

    It’s gas how patronizing most of the women I know are to our dear President.
    Every time they see him it’s all “ah would ya look at him, isn’t he so cute!”

    I suppose he is cuddlier looking that Mary Robinson

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Heh, that was EXACTLY what I was thinking.
      I then thought that he would’ve been relatively safe in the trenches as he could never really have raised his head above the parapet.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Robbo was very cuddly looking in that portrait made of carpet that used to be in a shop window on Dame St.

      2. Harry Molloy

        he would have been safe God bless him, and he would have composed an epic poem

    1. Wayne.F

      Because the monument at Thiepval, has no walkways, and nobody’s accorded any special treatment other than the unknown soldiers buried behind it. Everybody is equal at the memorial only the fallen are honored.

      He is walking either too or from the burial site behind the monument, in this photo.

      1. Wayne.F

        Walking from the burial site, just noticed the wall behind him which is only at the front of the memorial

  2. topsy

    A wonderful, genuine, intelligent & articulate person. We should be as proud of him as he is of this country.

  3. Truth in the News

    Just in case we forgot Germany won the War….who controls Europe now
    M D did a lot whinging about the Provos while pontificating around UCG
    yet he is very comfortable paying homage to the Empires “Men of Voilence”
    How does this all square with the use of the paramilitary Black and Tans in Ireland
    couple of years later after the slaughter at the Somme, will the next revionist
    commemoration be for the “Tans” in front of the GPO.

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