A landscape that reflects the battle lines of 1914-1918...discover the history of Battle of the Somme through the Circuit of Remembrance...
The Somme suffered severely in the battles of the World War 1 : the invasion and the "race to the sea" in September 1914, the Battle of the Somme in July-November 1916 and the battles of Picardy from March until September 1918.
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The Somme 1916 Museum in Albert occupies what was originally the crypt beneath the basilica, used as aircraft shelters in the world war 2. Alcoves show scenes of soldiers life...
The Battle of Pozières is remembered for the role played by the ANZAC forces : Memorial to the 1st and 2nd Australian Division... It was also the first front to see the use of tanks...
The chapel of the « Souvenir français » in Rancourt symbolises the memory of the French soldiers who fought there. The cemetery is the largest French war cemetery in Somme.
The Newfoundland Memorial of Beaumont-Hamel commemorates the participation of the Newfoundland Regiment during the Battle of the Somme.
The « Hall of The Sole Command » in Doullens, is one of the turning points of the war : overall command of the French and British armies was given to General Foch, on 26 March 1918.
The immense Australian Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, inaugurated in 1938, (the site each year of the commemoration of Anzac Day) reflect the vital contribution of the Australian troops.
The Australian Memorial of Le Hamel commemorates more than 100 000 Australians who served in the Australian Corps in France. It was laid out by the Australian government.
In La Boisselle, a vast and impressive crater in open farm-land, left by a tremendous explosion in the opening moments of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.
The Museum of the Great War in Péronne is the essential museum about the First World War and the obliged stage on the Circuit of Remembrance.
The Ulster Tower is the memorial both to the Irish of the Battle of the Somme and to all Ulstermen who died in the Great War, on the Somme battlefieds.
Thiepval has the great Memorial to the Missing. This imposing monument commemorates the 73 367 Bristish and South African men who fell between July 1915 and March 1918.
Created by the Franco-Australian Association, the Franco-Australian Museum, unveiled the April 25 th 1975, is located on the first floor of the Victoria School.
The South African Memorial and Museum, Cemetery and Visitor Centre in Longueval, commemorate the intense action of the South African Troops in Delville Wood.
The "P'tit train de la Haute Somme" is the last remaining section of a large military network built during First World War. The site is situated right in the zone of the Battle of the Somme.
The Picardy coast also suffered from the Battle of the Somme. The most significant monument is the Nolette Chinese Cemetery in Noyelles sur Mer....