The Westminster Abbey Vigil
30 June to 1 July 2016

Tonight we remember those who fought in the Somme Offensive, 1 July 1916 to 18 November 1916.  Students, members of the armed forces and representatives from the Commonwealth will keep watch through the night at the grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.

As we keep watch, we hear from those who were at the Somme.  We listen to their voices and the voices of their families; the voices of those who worked behind the lines and in the war effort at home; and to German voices.  Podcasts of the vigil readings will be uploaded to the web as they are being performed live in Westminster Abbey.  We hope you will join us on watch wherever you are.

Our thanks to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for giving us the opportunity to work with them on this very special project.

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