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The most memorable moments of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
2016 marked the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most deadly battles of the Great War. Let's take a look at some of the photographs of the most memorable moments of this exceptional year.
The Somme Battlefields hold an important place in Anzac memory... find out more about the Australian dn New Zealand sites of remembrance and commemorations in the Somme
Poems for peace
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the Somme Departmental Council invited both residents and visitors to the Somme to write a short message themed on peace. Click here to dicover these Poems for Peace!
A Bench of Remembrance to the Durham Pals
A commemorative bench was unveiled on 19th September 2016 at Thiepval. A gift from County Durham and the local British press, this seat pays homage to the men of the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, many of whom fell during the 1916 Battle...
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.
On 3 September 2016, commemorations were held in Guillemont at the memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division, the division which recaptured the village one hundred years ago during the Battle of the Somme.
The Somme Departmental Council has always placed great importance upon involving the younger generations in the commemorations of the Battle of the Somme and teaching them about their own local history during the Great War.