This is the thirty-first installment in Eric Ludy’s epic summer Daily Thunder series entitled Spiritual Lessons from WW1. This episode explores the beginnings of the Battle of the Somme (July 1,, 1916) —one of the most disturbing experiences the British endured in the entirety of WW1. 60,000 British were lost in a single day. And most of those were lost in the passage of a few minutes. Each of us faces trials like the Somme, and there is a significant spiritual lesson to be learned in the folds of its history.