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.
The underground 'town' at Naours has lasted for centuries and you can now discover its history and secrets. It is an immense maze of passages dug out of the limestone of the Picardy plateau (33 metres below ground!). This extremely well organised underground refuge is one of the largest in northern
The Historial is an internationally recognised museum dedicated to the historical, sociological and ethnological aspects of the First World War. It depicts daily life during the war using accounts from those who lived through it.
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.
Located at the centre of Albert, a town that symbolises the Great War, this museum gives a realistic impression of the lives of soldiers in the trenches during the offensive of 1st July 1916. Sound effects, pictures, lights immerse visitors in the daily life of these soldiers. Essential viewing.
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.