Definitely not mundane, but sadly pointless.
Yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Battle of the Somme.
Newfoundland “did its bit” and sent the Newfoundland Regiment, of around 800 men, to aid the Empire in its “hour of need.”
The Newfoundland Regiment went over the top at Beaumont Hamel at 8.45 a.m., July 1, 1916.
Half an hour later, their battle was over.
At the end of the day, 68 answered the roll call.
The rest were dead or wounded.