Hundreds Of Silent Men Dressed As WWI Soldiers Are Filling Train Stations Across The UK

July 2, 2016

Hundreds of World War I soldiers have been spotted at train stations and public places all around the UK to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Hundreds of silent men dressed as WWI soldiers
Credit: Alastair Stewart/ITV News

Commuters have been stopping in their tracks at the sight of the actors.

Hundreds of silent men dressed as WWI soldiers
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Some soliders have been filmed breaking into a rendition of "We're Here Because We're Here," sung by soldiers in the trenches in 1916.

They are also handing out cards with the names of servicemen who died on the opening day of the battle.

Hundreds of silent men dressed as WWI soldiers
Credit: Alastair Stewart/ITV News

One hundred years ago today, one of the bloodiest battles in British military history began, with British and French troops going over the top of their trenches to attack German lines. As many as 19,240 British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Hundreds of silent men dressed as WWI soldiers
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This is an extraordinary human montage of respect.

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