Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Thiepval, Picardie, France

May 17, 2016 - The Remembrance Trail or Le Circuit du Souvenir

The Somme has been deeply marked by the battles of the First World War: The August invasion by Germany and the ‘Race to the Sea’ of September 1914, the Battle of the Somme from July to November 1916, the German Spring Offensive in March 1918 and the subsequent Allied armies’ counter-offensives of Picardie from August to September 1918. This area became a meeting point for over twenty nationalities where three million soldiers would fight on a front of forty-five kilometres. The Remembrance Trail took us to most of the key sites which act as...

Jump to full entry