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Tolkien: From the Battlefields of the Somme to the Birth of a Fiction

The famous writer J.R.R. Tolkien was a soldier in the Great War. This experience changed for everytime its vision of the litterature and its papers. 

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The Tour de France in the Somme

The Tour de France is passing through the east of the Department of the Somme, during the Arras-Reims stage, on Thursday 10th July 2014

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David Harkness Blakey, found 98 years after he was lost on the battlefield

David Harkness Blakey was killed on the 1st July 1916 - the first day of the Battle of the Somme - at 26 years of age, when the 36th (Ulster) Division attacked between Thiepval and Beaumont-Hamel. His body was never recovered.

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Limited edition tickets to commemorate the Great War Centenary

To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War World, the Historial have introduced “Limited edition” entrance tickets.

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The knowledge of the conflict in all its aspects

The centenary of the Great War is the perfect occasion for the Conseil Général de la Somme, and its many partners, to highlight the rich heritage, scenic beauty and important remembrance aspects of the Somme.

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