Useful links

Places of interest, museums, etc, in the Somme area

Great War Forum
Knowledgeable and informative discussion forum on Great War matters.

THE LONG, LONG TRAIL
Site dedicated to the research of the British Army in the First World War.

Historial de la Grand Guerre, Peronne
The Historial's "mission" is "to give a different picture of the Great War which goes beyond the history of the battles alone". An innovative approach.

The Lochnagar Crater, La Boiselle
The website of The Friends of Lochnagar; one of the few remaining mine craters from July 1st 1916.

The “P’tit Train de la Haute Somme” Froissy
An interesting "diversion" just a short drive from Flers. Click on the Union Flag for the english version of this site, and check out the "History" section to find it's relevance to WW1.

WW1 information & other general links

Old front line battle fields of WW1
Paul Reed's informative guide to the great war history and battlefields. WW1 research services available.

World War One Cemeteries
A comprehensive guide to the military cemeteries and memorials of Belgium, France, Great Britain and throughout the world ~ huge number of photographs and very well indexed.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

Specialists in military medals framing and restoration

The Tank Museum, Bovington
"The home of the tank" - the largest collection of Tanks and fighting armoured vehicles in the world.

An Unfortunate Region
A first rate site by Peter van den Heuvel and Marco Hoveling;
loads of links to other relevant WW1 information sources.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The "Debt of Honour Register" for the Commonwealth war dead.

World War One Battlefields
A developing and interesting website showing current and contemporary photographs of the Battlefields with explanations as to their historical significance.

The Imperial War Museum, London
Britain's military history from WW1 to date.

The National Army Museum, London
Museum dedicated to the history of the British Army.

Great War Digital
A new project to provide geo-referenced Great War trench maps for France and Flanders with modern IGN maps.

S K Photos
An fascinating website containing a selection of Western Front photographs.

Battlefield Tours

Battle-Honours
Offering small specialised walking tours of all the major battlefields including wartime London.

Organisations & Publications

The Western Front Association
The Western Front Association was formed with the aim of furthering interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War. Members receive the two association periodicals, "The Bulletin" and "Stand To!".

The Armourer Magazine
Regular articles on Ordnance, Bayonets, Medals, Insignia, Uniforms, Military Museums, Battlefields etc. There is also a regular photographic price guide to items on sale at militaria fairs. Each issue of the Armourer contains comprehensive details of all UK militaria fairs and military events for the next three months.

Somme Tourist Information

Albert Tourist Information
Peronne Tourist Information

 

The market place at Arras thirty minutes drive away, provides good restaurants and bars.

 

The historic town of Arras is near by

The Picardy area of France offers activities including golf, fishing and cycling.

Bapaume

The town of Bapaume is 7 km (4 miles) away offering a variety of shops and supermarkets centring around the Town Square and Hotel de Ville above.

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