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Arras War Memorial

The inscription above the Poilu remembers the ‘Children of Arras, Dead in the Defense of Right’.

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Arras – Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension

Seven miles south east of Arras, and now just to the east of the A1 – the Autoroute du Nord – the village of Heninel was captured by the British on 12th April 1917, four days into the Battle of … Continue reading

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Arras – The Battle of Arras Memorial & La Carrière Wellington

If you follow the D917 south out of Arras towards Bapaume, you soon find yourself passing through the district of Ronville which, once upon a time, consisted of just a few houses clinging to the side of the road.  Today … Continue reading

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Science Museum, London – Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care Exhibition 2016

Tagged and blanketed. British and German wounded await evacuation.

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Pozières British Cemetery & the Pozières Memorial

Pozières British Cemetery, enclosed on three sides by the Pozières Memorial.

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High Wood

On my recent trip to the Somme with the Friends of the Surrey Infantry Museum, as well as paying our respects at a number of cemeteries on the battlefield, most of personal interest to members of our group, we also … Continue reading

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High Wood – London Cemetery & Extension

First view of High Wood, our objective the large cemetery you can just see through the windscreen reflection on the far right.  This was the first time I had set eyes on the wood and, knowing what happened here, it … Continue reading

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