Château De Yonville

Picardy, 80490, France | Hotel
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Battlefields of the Somme

A travel blog entry by cindyontour on Sep 04, 2014

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... 34th Division consisting or Irish, Scottish, Suffolk and Royal Scots battalions.

'The First World War saw fierce fighting along what was known as the Western Front - a battle line extending from the Channel coast to Switzerland. The Battle of the Somme was a major offensive launched on 1st July 1916 that met fierce German resistance from strong defensive positions unbroken by a seven day bombardment. With few exceptions, the attack was a failure and ...

Where to go today......

A travel blog entry by tyamkovy on Sep 04, 2014

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... secret of what the purpose of the raid really was.  If the germans knew that was the goal they may have made it harder to get a machine or changed sum up...a lot of our troops were killed...and the rest captured....but it was not for a stupid reason at was a reason that was worth the effort.  As the codes were very important to crack...Fleming was there to meet the Sargent in charge of the snatch team to get the goodies and steam back to England ...

The soul can cry tears...

A travel blog entry by begone on Aug 29, 2014

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... bush fires a couple of years ago - the money was to be used to build a new school! But what a waste of life! so many young men from so many parts of the globe were slaughtered. It physically hurt to see the numbers - more Australian soldiers died in 3 months of the Somme Offensive than died in the 9 months at Gallipoli. But the one that hurt so much was to see that out of 800 men from Newfoundland only 64 were there for roll call the next day! Australians overall suffered ...

Day two of the Somme

A travel blog entry by bkmuir on Aug 27, 2014

... While this were used 100 years ago, I still got a pressured feeling in my chest while walking though and thinking of all the young men, including Australians, who used these trenches. Oh the lives lost! It was also very emotional to see no man's land and be told of the thousands who still rest untouched beneath the earth. As we were leaving Colin picked up what I thought was a rock and gave it to me saying it was shrapnel from a bomb. This ...

First day of Somme tour

A travel blog entry by bkmuir on Aug 26, 2014

... fromage baguette from the boulangerie. It was half a full size baguette. Lovely! Also shared and eclair with Brad. It had chocolate creme anglaise instead of the usual vanilla. Thought it would be sickly sweet but no it was beautiful. Watched a large group of touring bikers from England take off. Colin said they had probably come from Normandy. Then back on the bus for the afternoon. We're able to go to Fricourt cemetery which was the second of four resting places ...

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