Arras – The Resistance Memorial


Night time in the Grand Place, Arras. Continue reading

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Arras War Memorial


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

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Arras – Heninel Communal Cemetery Extension

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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 Arras. 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 it is a sprawling suburb of the city, indistinguishable from so many other suburbs in so many other French cities. 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. Continue reading

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Pozières British Cemetery & the Pozières Memorial


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

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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 visited some of the locations where the Surrey regiments found themselves in action. Continue reading

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