On this day: Wounded Soldiers, Somme.

Wounded soldiers await transport to hospital near Albert, Somme on the 12th of September, 1916 in this photograph by Ernest Brooks. First World War.

Wounded soldiers of the British Army await transport to hospital near Albert, Somme on the 12th of September, 1916 in this photograph by Ernest Brooks.

The infamous Battle of the Somme, part of the First World War, began on the 1st of July and continued until the 18th of November.