The Battle of the Somme also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 14 November 1916 in the Somme department of France. The battle consisted of an offensive by several armies aside from French ones against the German Army, which, since invading France in August 1914, had occupied large areas of that country. The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War; by the time fighting had petered out in late autumn 1916 the forces involved had suffered more than 1 million casualties, making it one of the bloodiest military operations ever recorded.» Learn more!
Somme Battlefields Tour
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Join this tour for a day of remembrance.
During that day you will discover this region of France which suffered severely in the violent and bloody battles of the Great first world War.
You will explore this area where a dramatic period of history took place, The Somme Battlefields and its major sites (memorials, cemeteries and traces of battles) : Delville Wood at Longueval, The Lochnagar Crater at La Boisselle, Pozière, The Welsh Memorial at Mametz Wood, Thiepval, The Ulster Tower, Beaumont-Hamel site and the Newfoundland memorial, Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, the Historial in Péronne.
At Longueval, the South-African national memorial honour the South African troops who underwent their baptism of fire in Delville Wood, known as "Devil's Wood". Of the 3,200 men who went into the attack of 15 July 1916, only 143 came out unharmed 5 days later.
Located at La Boisselle, the Lochnagar Crater is an impressive mine hole 100 meters across and 30 meters deep.
Thiepval was one of Bitterly contested places of the battle of the Somme, during which some 1 300 000 persons lost their lives. The Thiepval Memorial was inaugurated in 1932 to commemorate the 73000 Commonwealth dead without a known grave.
The Newfoundland Memorial offers a realistic and moving view of these battles in its remarkably well-preserved trenches system.
This imposing white stone memorial, inaugurated in 1938, set behind a Commonwealth War Grave site, includes a high central tower joined to two corner pavilions by simple walls on which are engraved the names of the 11,000 Australian soldiers who died in France. Every year an ANZAC DAY ceremony is held here.
The Historial at Péronne
The Historial is an international and cultural museum of the first world war [1914-1918]. It explains the conflict, its origins and its consequences [..] The Historial boasts a unique collection of over 50 000 original objects and documents of everyday life during the war.
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