The Battle of The Somme | 36th Ulster Division | Souvenir | Mini Lambeg Drum
Ulster Scot launch their New Souvenir Mini Lambeg Drums In Memory of The Battle of The Somme
The 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of The Somme is on July 1st, 2016, the battle lasted until November 18, 1916.
Drum Size : Dia. 4.6 x W. 4.2inch (11.5 x W.10.5cm)
Limited Edition of 100.
Suitable for display in a cabinet, table or area of your choice.
Each 36th Ulster Division Limited Edition Mini Lambeg Drum will be numbered 1 - 100 with a small brass plaque on the drum and will have it's own mahogany display stand included .
All Limited Edition Drums will include one Free 36th Ulster Division - The Somme Lapel Pin Badge.
The 36th Division was commanded by Major General Oliver Nugent from 1915 to 1918. The 36th was one of the few divisions to make significant gains on the first day on the Somme. It attacked between the Ancre and Thiepval against a position known as the Schwaben Redoubt according to military historian Martin Middlebrook:
The leading battalions (of the 36th (Ulster) Division) had been ordered out from the wood just before 7.30am and laid down near the German trenches ... At zero hour the British barrage lifted. Bugles blew the Advance. Up sprang the Ulstermen and, without forming up in the waves adopted by other divisions, they rushed the German front line ..... By a combination of sensible tactics and Ulster dash, the prize that eluded so many, the capture of a long section of the German front line, had been accomplished.
During the Battle of the Somme the Ulster Division was the only division of X Corps to have achieved its objectives on the opening day of the battle. This came at a heavy price, with the division suffering in two days of fighting 5,500 officers and enlisted men killed, wounded or missing. War correspondent Philip Gibbs said of the Division, Their attack was one of the finest displays of human courage in the world.
Of nine Victoria Crosses given to British forces in the battle, four were awarded to36th Division soldiers.
To The Memory Of The Loyal 36th - Lest We Forget.
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