Category Archives: The Somme

The Somme – Rancourt Military Cemetery – ‘To the Immortal Memory’

A brief diversion from our current French Flanders tour, dictated entirely by today’s date.  This is Rancourt Military Cemetery, on the Somme.

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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: Péronne War Memorial

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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