Thiepval


Thiepval has the great Memorial to the Missing.

 

This imposing monument commemorates more than 72 000 Bristish and South African men who fell between July 1915 and March 1918.

The Somme Memorial, erected in 1932 by the British government, is dedicated to the British and South African soldiers missing in action between July 1915 and March 1918 and who have no known graves.

 

Their names are engraved on the 16 pillars that form the base of the 45-metre high arch.

 

Designed by the architect Sir Edwin Luytens, this memorial to the missing soldiers is the most important British monument in France and remains a veritable pilgrimage site for visitors from across the Channel.

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