Wilfred Owen to the Thiepval Memorial.
The Collection of Poems by Wilfred Owen.
With this region of Belgium and France being cloaked in so much history, we’d planned a few stops along the way.
So bitterly close
The Last Letter
Did you know?
In such a short time
The majority of the almost never-ending list of names died during the Somme offensive of 1916.
It’s so difficult at times to comprehend the extent of the number of men who fell during this horrific time. Then when you see them listed one after another, it’s so heart wrenching.
Just beyond the memorial is the Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery. The cemetery contains the graves of 300 Commonwealth servicemen and 300 French servicemen.
The Anglo-French Cemetery, Thiepval, France
All laid out in military precision, most of the headstones were honouring the grave of an unknown soldier.
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