Somme: The Soldier’s Cemeteries of the Somme

July 23, 2014

The Mad Game Newsreel

WW1 Revisited

As the summer moves on, the rolling chalk downland fields of the Somme are filled with corn; blowing gently in the breeze as larks sing in the sky above. Here and there are scattered the small soldier’s cemeteries of the Somme battlefields; comrades cemeteries of men who fought and died together, now buried together. They mark the passage of conflict over this ground a century ago and their quiet majesty continues to inspire new generations of visitors to the battlefields of the Great War. This cemetery is Thistle Dump near High Wood, the scene of heavy fighting between July and September of 1916. There are 196 burials here, of which 59 are unidentified.

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