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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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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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A reversed layout of the museum

The first results of this great “reversal” – which will last until 2018 – were seen when the Historial reopened on 1st March 2014, find out all the news!

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Publications Created Especially for the Centenary

The centenary interests many people, not just those who live within the borders of the Somme Department! Each year we receive a great number of visitors from throughout the world. For this reason and to highlight the occasion, various publishing houses have brought out guides highlighting the history of the First World War and also the regions that were at the centre of the conflict.

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