Category Archives: The Somme

The Somme – An Afternoon in Péronne

Here we are in Péronne on a beautiful spring afternoon with, what’s more, just enough time to show you a few things of interest in the town. 

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The Battle of the St. Quentin Canal & the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line – 29th September 1918

The road signs point to places with famous names to those with an interest in the Great War; St. Quentin one way, Cambrai the other, names that speak of the latter months of the war and the final Allied advance … Continue reading

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The Somme: Thiepval – Mouquet (Mucky) Farm

Our final Somme post, at least until I get the chance to pay another visit, is a bit of a curiosity, in that there are only a handful of photos, and all were taken from a moving automobile.  Nonetheless, Mouquet … Continue reading

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The Somme: Amiens – General Philippe Leclerc & French Resistance Memorials

Wandering the streets of Amiens, as you do, one wet afternoon…

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The Somme: Villers-Bretonneux Part Four – Crucifix Corner Cemetery

The final destination on our tour of Villers-Bretonneaux can be found nestled among this small outcrop of trees and bushes a short distance south of the town (you can see the church spire on the horizon near the centre of … Continue reading

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The Somme: Villers-Bretonneux Part Three – Adelaide Cemetery

Adelaide Cemetery was begun in June 1918 by Australian units holding the line at Villers-Bretonneaux.

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The Somme: Villers-Bretonneux Part Two: Villers-Bretonneux Australian National Memorial & Military Cemetery

Looking towards the Valley of the Somme, in the far distance, from the lawn that marks the western edge of the Australian National Memorial and Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneaux.

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