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Thiepval Memorial, Authuille

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The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. A visitors' centre opened in 2004. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century".
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  • Spectacular monument honouring the 72,000 soldiers lost at the battle of the Somme. The site of the monument is also at a central point of the battle with a wide view of the surrounding architecture. 
    Spectacular monument honouring the 72,000 soldiers lost at the battle of the Somme. The site of the monument is also at a central point of the battle with a wide view of the surrounding architecture.  more »
  • An impressive structure that holds the names over 70 000+ British soldiers who have no known grave. Nearby are several hundred Commonwealth and French graves. I could see most coming here as a... 
    An impressive structure that holds the names over 70 000+ British soldiers who have no known grave. Nearby are several hundred Commonwealth and French graves. I could see most coming here as a...  more »

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