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“MIND BLOWING”
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Thiepval Memorial
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$205.26*
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Private Somme Battlefields, Fromelles and...
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Thiepval
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Owner description: The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916. The memorial also serves as an Anglo-French Battle Memorial in recognition of the joint nature of the 1916 offensive and a small cemetery containing equal numbers of Commonwealth and French graves lies at the foot of the memorial.
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We visited on Saturday 6th May 2017 - it's free as with all memorials. Quite shocking to see so many names of soldiers missing presumably blown to peices by war.
Do take your time to visit The Visitor's Centre - a excellent video chart shows progress over the war years and how quickly it went the Allies way in Summer 1918. There is also a informative video to watch - shocking how few horses survived.
In a picture of soldiers killed was amazed to find a picture of a distant relative Geoffrey Shillington Cather V.C

Thank HoneyMonsterontour
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"british soldiers"
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"well worth a visit"
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"fitting tribute"
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"missing soldiers"
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"whose names"
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"sheer size"
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"walk up"
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"sobering experience"
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"fallen soldiers"
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"world war"
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

We were fortunate to arrive at a quiet time so that we could soak up the unique atmosphere of this place. The peace was palpable and the sound of birdsong very evident. There are directories available so that visitors can easily search for a name that they would like to find on the many inscribed faces of the memorial. Whilst we were there, a Scottish school party arrived and one of the youngsters got out his bag pipes to play a mournful melody whilst the others stood in silence and a wreath was laid. We felt privileged to have been a witness to this act of remembrance.

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Have wanted to visit this place for a long time as I lost my great grandfather at the Battle Of The Somme. The memorial is much larger than photographs suggest. There are around 72,000 names of those without a known grave on so many columns. The museum in the grounds of the memorial is worth a visit. A large black and white mural depicting before, during and after the battle is very moving.

Thank Billy K
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

On top of a hill and lovely view of canola fields from the memorial and cemetery. If you want to save some money the free part is very informative and the movies are good. You can see the memorial from the car park. The admission is worth the price though just to walk up into the memorial. Picnic spaces are available on the rooftop and they have vending machines for lite snacks.

Thank TIC09
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Stunning Architecture. This really emphasises the magnitude of the sacrifices of the First World War. Leave time to visit the gravestones behind the Memorial.

Thank Neil14All
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