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    The new website will not only contain information on the Battle of the Somme, because a lot can already be found about that. The emphasis is more on the personal stories which happened here in 1916. Read More

  • Battle of the Somme

    In the summer of 1916, one of the biggest battles of World War 1 took place in an area near the river Somme, France. French and British troops went into attack on 1 July 1916, which became a black page in British war history. Read More

  • Guided Tours

    For many years now, we offer guided tours of the World War 1 Battlefields of the Somme in Northern France. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and learn something to about the events that took place here. Read More

  • Mouquet Farm Memorial

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    Mouquet Farm Memorial
    This is a photograph of Mouquet Farm Memorial, between Pozières and Thiepval. The Battle of Mouquet Farm began on the 10th of August.
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  • New Zealand Memorial

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    New Zealand Memorial Longueval
    Near Longueval, on Friday the 15th of September 1916, the New Zealand Division joined the Battle of the Somme. As approximately 10% of the population served during WW1, New Zealand suffered heavily in the First World War. Out of a population of less then a million people, the New Zealand Forces suffered 59.483 casualties, of […]
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  • Newfoundland Memorial B-H

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    Newfoundland Memorial Beaumont-Hamel
    This photo is shot by my close friend, Danny Wennekes. It is a great shot of the bronze Caribou, the emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, standing atop of a cairn of Newfoundland granite, facing the former enemy with its head trown high in defiance. The memorial site in France is dedicated to the commemoration […]
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    Mametz Wood Memorial
    Hi All, Shot this photo at a bright day in Northern France. The Mametz Wood Memorial commemorates an engagement of the 38th Welsh Division of the British Army during the First Battle of the Somme in France in 1916.
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    BELL, Eric Norman Frankland
    Born: 28 August 1895, Alma Terrace, Enniskillen, Ireland Died: 1 July 1916, Thiepval, Somme, France Buried at: Unknown Rank: Captain Unit: 9th Battalion, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,36e Ulster Division Nationality: Irish Date VC action: 1 July 2016   Victoria Cross action He was in command of a Trench Mortar Battery, and advanced with the Infantry […]
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    Access to the Thiepval Memorial
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has advised that access to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing will be limited between 16 June and 9 July: – 16 June to 26 June 2016: restricted access – 27 June to 3 July 2016: closed – 4 to 9 July 2016: restricted access During this restricted access period, […]
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    ALLEN, William Barnsley
    Born: 8 June 1892, Sheffield, England Died: 27 August 1933, Bracklesham, Sussex, England Buried at: Earnley Churchyard, Bracklesham, Sussex, England Rank: Captain Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps Nationality: English Date VC action: 3 September 1916 Victoria Cross action On 3 September 1916, near Mesnil, France, when gun detachments were unloading high explosice ammunition, the enemy […]
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    Commemorative Event for the Battle of the Somme – Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
    One hundred years ago …. The 1st July marks the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most important battles of the First World War. The losses incurred on just this day were terrible: some 57,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were made casualty including 19,000 killed; the French suffered 20,000 losses. Never […]
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    1st July 2016 Lochnagar Crater – Inscriptions closed
    On the 1st July every year, at the very time that the Battle of the Somme began, a very moving service of remembrance is held at the Lochnagar Crater, La Boisselle. The service is organised by Richard Dunning and the Friends of Lochnagar and for the 100th anniversary places will be restricted to 5.000. On […]
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