The shattered remains of Delville Wood shortly after the War

Delville Wood just after the War. Photo: Michelin Guide to the Somme Battlefields

German soldier on sentry duty in a well-constructed trench on the Somme battlefield, 1916.

German soldier on sentry duty in a well-constructed trench on the Somme battlefield, 1916

British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered winter landscape along the Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive. | The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

British soldiers negotiate a shell-cratered winter landscape along the Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive.

Lochnagar Crater, site of the huge mine detonated at 07.30 on 1 July 1916.

A description and location of the largest man-made crater which is the Lochnagar Crater blown on July 1916 on the Somme battlefield.

At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger". Repined by HistorySimulation.com

At on July 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

An Injured German solider being escorted by a British solider during the Somme Offensive, – July, 1916

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, with French graves of the Anglo-French Cemetery in the foreground.

The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, where the names of over officers and men of the British and South African Forces are commemorated on the Somme battlefields.

paul emmanuel lost men france counter memorial somme battlefields

paul emmanuel installs counter-memorial on france's somme battlefields

Scattered graves marked by simple white crosses on the old Somme battlefields, September 1917.

Scattered graves marked by simple white crosses on the old Somme battlefields. This image is a colour Paget Plate, made by Frank Hurley, Sept

For almost a 100 years the Butte de Warlencourt has stood silently overlooking the massive lunar landscape of northern France, one of the last untouched pieces of the famous killing fields accessible to the public.

100 Years Ago: After 142 Days the Battle of the Somme Ends - The View from Atop the Butte de Warlencourt in 1917

Poppies growing near Connaught British Military cemetery on the old Somme battlefield.

The Story Behind the Remberance Poppy. Photo: Poppies growing near Connaught British Military cemetery on the old Somme battlefield.

Battle Of The Somme Casualties | ... of World War I landscapes which still bear the signs of war damage

All quiet on the Western Front as haunting images of the Great War's battlefields are revealed before Remembrance Day

Lochnagar Crater - largest man made mine crater created in the first WW - It was the detonation of buried mines in 1916 that created this

An excellent website giving details on the cemeteries of the Somme battlefields of the 1914-1918 war, information on the battles and battlefields, with good interactive maps and visitor information.

An excellent website giving details on the cemeteries of the Somme battlefields of the war, information on the battles and battlefields, with good interactive maps and visitor information.

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