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.
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.
Lochnagar Crater, La Boiselle
The website of The Friends of Lochnagar; one of the few remaining
mine craters from July 1st 1916.
“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
& other general links
front line battle fields of WW1
Paul Reed's informative guide to the great
war history and battlefields. WW1 research services available.
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,
"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
A developing and interesting website showing current and contemporary
photographs of the Battlefields with explanations as to their historical
The Imperial War Museum, London
Britain's military history from WW1 to date.
The National Army
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.
Offering small specialised walking tours of all the major battlefields
including wartime London.
Organisations & Publications
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