Although we've all heard about WW1 soldiers and the battles they were in, it's not until you stand at a place like this that you truly understand what they really went through...hell. This memorial is dedicated to the Australians at war and it was an honour to commemorate a lost uncle of a friend.
Keep an eye out at many of the museums and the larger memorial/cemetery shops in the Somme area for commemorative poppies and poppy crosses to take to the cemeteries with you. Most cemeteries don't have a shop though. When you get there you will won't want to leave without commemorating their lose. It's very moving. Many of the cemeteries also have a guest book to sign. generally you will find them at the entrance in a metal/brass looking compartment cut into the stone memorial/cemetery gate. Please feel free to offer your condolences and remember to close the compartment door when you're finished..
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