Category Archives: The Somme

The Somme – Fricourt German Military Cemetery

The village of Fricourt was a heavily fortified section of the German front line defenses prior to the Battle of the Somme in July 1916.

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The Somme – Auchonvillers: Ocean Villas Tea Rooms Museum

Still in Auchonvillers, just three hundred yards from our previous stop at the communal cemetery, here we are back at Ocean Villas Tea Rooms run by the ever-welcoming Avril Williams (inset: Duncan Senior and others tuck in on a previous … Continue reading

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The Somme – Auchonvillers Communal Cemetery

The unassuming entrance to Auchonvillers Communal Cemetery, with the ubiquitous dark green CWGC sign telling us that we really should take a look within.

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Somme American Cemetery

Somme American Cemetery was originally established as a temporary burial ground during the last weeks of the war. 

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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 Thiepval post 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 Farm was a crucial German strongpoint during the summer of 1916, … Continue reading

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