Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France Strange today watching the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph, London that Commonwealth Countries which did not take part in World War I or II lay wreaths but the sacrifice of Irish soldiers is not represented. In World War I it is estimated of the 700,000 British military deaths 50,000 were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.

Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France C I it is estimated of the British military deaths were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.

The Lochnagar Crater in Somme, France is a privately owned crater made during World War I. It was purchased by Richard Dunning in 1978 with the aim of preserving the site.

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'".

Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France - can work it to fit with the 100th ANZAC Day?!!

Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France - can work it to fit with the ANZAC Day?

Baie de Somme, France - Plus d'infos : http://www.yellohvillage.fr/lieux_touristiques/camping_baie_de_somme

Baie de Somme, France - Plus d'infos : http://www.yellohvillage.fr/lieux_touristiques/camping_baie_de_somme

Mers Les Bains ~ Somme

Mers Les Bains, France Mers-les-Bains is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic #History #War

Remembering The Battle Of The Somme – 100 Years On #Infographic

Corbie (Somme, France) - Façade Ouest de la mairie. Rue Faidherbe et son prolongement Rue Marcellin Truquin (vue vers le Nord). Le Monument aux Morts est ici à gauche, au-delà de la Mairie avec ses tourelles. CC BY-SA Markus3 (Marc ROUSSEL)

Corbie (Somme, France) - Façade Ouest de la mairie. Rue Faidherbe et son prolongement Rue Marcellin Truquin (vue vers le Nord). Le Monument aux Morts est ici à gauche, au-delà de la Mairie avec ses tourelles. CC BY-SA Markus3 (Marc ROUSSEL)

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