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Distractions and Entertainment during the Great War - Exhibition

Discover the new temporary exhibition organisez by the Abbeville's Archives, city of the Somme department.

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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 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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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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The Commemorative flight

On the 13th August 2014 at the Amiens-Glisy Aerodrome, the Western Front Association is organising a commemorative flight in remembrance of the British Expeditionary Force and Royal Flying Corps.

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