Watch moving #WeAreHere tributes to the Battle of the Somme as WW1 'soldiers' gather across the country


Men dressed as World War I soldiers have appeared at railway stations across the country as the UK pays its respects to the thousands killed in the Battle of the Somme.

Today marks a 100 years since the 141-day battle began.

And emotional videos have been posted to social media, with the hashtag #WeAreHere, of the "soldiers" breaking into song.

A beautiful added touch is these cards - they're being silently handed to passers by. Each one has the name of a soldier who died at the Somme. And people think it's a great tribute.

Here are emotional scenes people have witnessed at other transport hubs and places across the country.


Kings Cross, London




It goes without saying that people have really appreciated seeing the tributes.

The Battle of the Somme is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles in the First World War.

At least one million men were killed and wounded on both sides after they went "over the top" at 7.30am on July 1, 1916.