Day 15 - Somme Battlefields

Started the day at the Adelaide Cemetery and on to Villers-Bretonneux. The boys are fortunate today to have a highly knowledgable guide, Vic, sharing the history and statistics of this amazing part of the world. 

The Thiepval memorial site for the 77000 missing British soldiers.

At Beaumont Hamel we walked through the trenches and down to the frontline to the "Danger Tree".  The Canadians had 93% casualties at the battle on this site. 

On to the Windmill site of Pozieres where the Australians took back the ridge from the Germans, a very important site for the Australians. 

Last stop at Lochnagar Crater Memorial in memory of the courage and suffering that took place here on 1st July 1916.

 

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