This memorial, managed today by the 'Souvenir Français', is THE place of Remembrance for French troops who fought in the Battle of the Somme. Surrounding it is the largest French war cemetery in the Somme.
You'll like : An oddity. The whole of Picardy is covered with plots commemorating the Great War. For example, this Chinese cemetery in the Baie de Somme where lie buried workers employed by the British behind the lines. Most of them died of Spanish flu after the war.
This spectacular blast hole, 91 metres across and 21 metres deep, is what remains of a series of explosions which took place on 1st July 1916. They marked the beginning of the Battle of the Somme for British troops.
This memorial commemorates the part the Australian Corps played in the decisive battle of 4th July 1918. General Monash, an Australian, led Australian and American troops to victory in just 93 minutes! On-site you can see a reconstructed example of a German trench.
You'll like : This truly imposing memorial, designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, bears the names of the more than 72,000 British and South African soldiers who have no known grave. In front of the memorial is a cemetery where 300 French soldiers and 300 Commonwealth soldiers are buried.
Mémorial National Australien de Villers-Bretonneux
This imposing memorial, standing behind a vast cemetery, pays tribute to the Australian soldiers who were killed during the Great War. It was at Villers-Bretonneux that they definitively halted the German offensive in April 1918. Every year, on 25th April, Anzac Day is celebrated here.
The battlefield at the Newfoundland memorial gives you a moving and realistic idea of what the fighting must have been like. Three bronze plaques fixed to the base of the mound comprise the national Newfoundland memorial to the missing.
Replica of a tower near Belfast, in the training camp of the 36th Division which, on 1st July 1916, was caught between Germany fire and British shelling. It is the Irish memorial for the Battle of the Somme.