During the Great War, the Northern France was at the heart of a world conflict : the British, Canadians, Americans, Australians, New Zealanders , Poles, Czechs, Portuguese, Italians, Indians and Chinese were just some of the Nationalities who fought in this region .

Traces of these battles remain numerous.

 

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Canadian Memorial park and Monument – Vimy  ( Pas-de-Calais ), an impressive place .

Canadian territory overhanging the Artois plain.

 

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The Western Front

 

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The Australian National Memorial, Villers–Bretonneux ( Somme )

 

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British Memorial – Thiepval ( Somme )

Its impressive architecture ( standing 45 m tall ) is the work of the architect Sir Lutyens .Its pillars bears the name of 73,367 British soldiers who died between July 1915 and March 1918.

 

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Lochnagar Crater – La Boisselle ( Somme )

Impressive blast hole ( 30 m deep and 100 m in diameter ), a vestige of explosions on 1st July 1916 that marked the start of the Battle of the Somme by the British .

 

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American Remembrance sites

 

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The impressive monument of Hill 204 – Château-Thierry ( Aisne )

US reinforcements arrived near Château-Thierry . At Bois-Belleau, a cemetery and museum recall the terrible fighting .

 

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Le Quesnoy New Zealand Memorial ( Nord )

 

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Aisne River – Chemin des Dames

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Les Fantômes ( Ghosts ) by Paul Landowski

 

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Notre-Dame de Lorette Cemetery .

The biggest cemetery in France.

 

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Fourdrain ( Aisne ) – German war cemetery

 

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Ici & Là Nature – Walk & Bike in France

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