Category Archives: The Somme

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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The Somme – Villers-Bretonneux Part One: Villers-Bretonneux Demarcation Stone

Surprise surprise!  We find ourselves back on the Somme, but not, this time, to explore the battlefields of 1916.  We are heading towards Villers-Bretonneux, where the Australian National Memorial, on what was once known simply as Hill 104, towers above … Continue reading

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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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