Posted by: sommecourt | 20/08/2011

Somme: Summer 2011

Sunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British Cemetery
Sunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British CemeterySunset at Courcelette British CemeteryBritish 8-inch Shell CourceletteTowards Thiepval from AuthuilleDorsets Memorial, Authuille
Dorsets Memorial, AuthuilleDorsets Memorial, AuthuilleSommeMiraumont RoadHigh ground CourceletteRegina Trench Cemetery
Regina Trench CemeteryRegina Trench CemeteryCourceletteCourcelette British CemeteryRegina Trench CemeteryRegina Trench Cemetery

Somme Summer 2011, a set on Flickr.

Having just come back from the Somme, these are a few photographs, largely taken in the Courcelette area where the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) fought in September-November 1916; the Somme cost them 24,000 casualties.

It was interesting to see how many of the ‘off tourist trail’ cemeteries get so few visitors. That seems to have changed; a few years ago there was a resurgence in visiting locations off the beaten track, but somehow that seems to have changed.

Having said that, the Somme was very busy in August; an indication of the continued growth in interest in the Great War?

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