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Saint-Quentin National Necropolis

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis – French Military Cemetery

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis, a WWI French military cemetery where the soldats who fell during the fights of August 1914 and October 1918 are buried

Connaught Cemetery entrance

Connaught Cemetery – Commonwealth Cemetery – Thiepval

Connaught Cemetery, a Commonwealth Cemetery open in 1916 at the edge of Thiepval Wood where the British lines were positioned during the Battle of the Somme

Mill Road Cemetery - flat gravestones

Mill Road Cemetery – Commonwealth Cemetery – Thiepval

Mill Road Cemetery, a Commonwealth Cemetery open in 1917 to bury the soldiers who fell at Beaumont-Hamel and Thiepval during the Battle of the Somme

Picardie

Picardie former administrative region

Picardie is located in north-west France, and is now part of Hauts de Seine – Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, one of the 13 new regions created in January 2016

Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais former administrative region

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is located in northern France and is part of the Hauts de France, one of the 13 new regions created by the territorial reform of 2016

Heron - Baie de Somme

Baie de Somme – Picardie Region

The Baie de Somme, an exceptional natural reserve and Grand Site de France located in western France, and ranked among the most beautiful bays in the world

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme - Courtgain

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme – Baie de Somme

Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, a walled city perched on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Canal Maritime de la Somme and an thriving sea and river port

Croix du Bourg in Crécy-en-Ponthieu

Crécy-en-Ponthieu – Monuments – Somme

Two memorials were erected in Crécy-en-Ponthieu in order to pay tribute to the thousands of French men who died at the Battle of Crécy on August 26, 1346

Cross of Bohemia - Battle of Crecy en Ponthieu

Cross of Bohemia – Crecy-en-Ponthieu

The Cross of Bohemia, a memorial to John I of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, who died at the Battle of Crecy in 1346 while fighting along the king of France

Site of the Battle of Crecy en Ponthieu

Battle of Crecy – Hundred Years War

Battle of Crecy, one of the most important military defeats in French history, took place on August 26, 1346 and marked the start of the Hundred Years War

Abbaye de Valloires - Main courtyard

Abbaye de Valloires – Somme – Picardie

The Abbaye de Valloires was founded in 1137 by the Count of Ponthieu and bought in 1922 by a charity which turned it into a home for youth and the elderly

Nolette Chinese Cemetery - cedar

Nolette Chinese Cemetery – Noyelles-sur-Mer

Nolette Chinese Cemetery in Noyelles-sur-Mer contains the graves of 841 Chinese workers employed as labour force by the British authorities during WWI.

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis – French Military Cemetery

Saint-Quentin National Necropolis, a WWI French military cemetery where the soldats who fell during the fights of August 1914 and October 1918 are buried
Connaught Cemetery entrance

Connaught Cemetery – Commonwealth Cemetery – Thiepval

Connaught Cemetery, a Commonwealth Cemetery open in 1916 at the edge of Thiepval Wood where the British lines were positioned during the Battle of the Somme
Mill Road Cemetery - flat gravestones

Mill Road Cemetery – Commonwealth Cemetery – Thiepval

Mill Road Cemetery, a Commonwealth Cemetery open in 1917 to bury the soldiers who fell at Beaumont-Hamel and Thiepval during the Battle of the Somme
Picardie

Picardie former administrative region

Picardie is located in north-west France, and is now part of Hauts de Seine - Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, one of the 13 new regions created in January 2016

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