Somme Travel Guide

  • The muddy landscape of no man's land
    The muddy landscape of no man's land
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  • WWI was fought in trenches like these
    WWI was fought in trenches like these
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Somme Things to Do

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    by jusdenise93 Updated Jul 20, 2009

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    This is truly an amazing place to visit, you will see that the trenches that were used in the war are still intact.

    You will get a true feel of what the Battle of the Some was like, except for the violence.

    "A 74 acre memorial site, the park encompasses the grounds over which the Newfoundland Regiment made their unsuccessful attack on 1 July, 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the Somme." wiki

    up front the carribou om top of the memorial at the trenches

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    by jusdenise93 Updated Jul 20, 2009

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    You will gain more knowledge that you could ever imagine, except maybe if you are a history professor, but it is really worth the trip and experience.
    It is also the only great place where there are so many souvenirs!!!

    The museum basically tells you what happened to the soldiers, their hardships on the battlefields and also what happened to the locals when the war was going on.

    There is also an exhibition regarding prisoners of war.

    Interesting stuff.

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    by jusdenise93 Written Jul 20, 2009

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    Somme used to be the battle place for some of the bloodiest wars in the Great War and of course, everywhere you'll see graveyards and memorial.

    It's a worthwhile experience to pay respect and visit some of our fallen heroes. We got a tour guide, so we had a little bit of extra information, and he mentioned some of the war heroes, and about the history of the battle.

    One of the graveyards
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Somme Transportation

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    by jusdenise93 Written Feb 26, 2009

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    We went as a field trip in our history class so it was better to take a bus/coach(where we all were) then take that bus and take it to Sea France. It was a short trip from Dover to Calais so it wasn't bad at all. But if you get sea sick, this might not be the best trip for you. If you can last for about 45 minutes then this is the cheap way to go.

    Waiting to board the boat to Dover
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    by jusdenise93 Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Seeing the trenches the very first is nothing like the textbooks or even the pictures online. You just have to see how very big they are!

    Fondest memory: The experience and the rich history and knowledge will always stay with you (except the boring war details the guide was talking about).
    Plus its my first trip with my friends out of the country. :)

    Me and my friend overlooking the trenches
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