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The New Thiepval Museum themed on the battles of the Somme and the Missing was opened on 2nd June 2016 by the French Minister of State for Veterans and Remembrance and the President of the Somme Departmental Council. 

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The International Research Centre of the Historial, Museum of the Great War annually awards research grants to students who are currently engaged in research for a Ph.D. on the First World War or a subject directly related to the conflict. Applications must be submitted by 23rd January 2017

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Pierre Normand served as a captain with the French Army during the First World War but never spoke of his experiences. It was only after his death that his diaries were found, detailing his daily life during the war and the Battle of the Somme. Read some selected passages here.

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