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Publications for the Centenary

The Somme Departmental Council and Somme Tourisme have published new brochures that are entirely dedicated to the centenary of the First World War. Distributed throughout the Somme, these informative brochures help the visitor learn more about the area. They are available, free of charge, in most of the Somme's visitor centres, tourist offices and museums.

The Guide, Sites of the First World War

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Sites of the First World War is the perfect guied to accompany you on your journey through the Somme. I

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The Remembrance Trail Leaflet

This leaflet complements the Sites of the First World War guide book, by providing an overview on the Somme Remembrance Trail.  The new edition has been written in four languages, French, English, German and Dutch, and was made possible by European funding in the context of the Interreg IVA “Great War Between the Lines” programme.

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The Programme of Events for the Centenary of the Great War in the Somme

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The first of these programmes was published in January 2014 and provides information about all of the centenary events organised throughout the Somme.

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In addition to these brochures and to better highlight the battlefield destination, Somme Tourisme has also been associated with publishing houses including Bradt, Hachette, Michelin and Gallimard.

Somme Tourisme has been working with Bradt, which has brought out a new travel guide written especially for the centenary of the Great War entitled “World War 1 Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front”. It covers the battlefields from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais to the Somme and the Aisne. Various themes are covered in the guidebook including the sites of remembrance, museums, major First World War centenary events and a focus on the heroes of the Great War; it also features a map of the Western Front. This new guide, co-financed as part of the European “Great War between the Lines” programme, makes an excellent reference book for visiting the battlefields.


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Publications for the Centenary

On Monday 25th April 2016, the 101st anniversary of ANZAC Day was commemorated at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Take a look at  some of the photos of this very moving event.

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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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