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.
Canadian Memorial park and Monument – Vimy ( Pas-de-Calais ), an impressive place .
Canadian territory overhanging the Artois plain.
The Western Front
The Australian National Memorial, Villers–Bretonneux ( Somme )
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.
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 .
American Remembrance sites
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 .
Le Quesnoy New Zealand Memorial ( Nord )
Aisne River – Chemin des Dames
Les Fantômes ( Ghosts ) by Paul Landowski
Notre-Dame de Lorette Cemetery .
The biggest cemetery in France.
Fourdrain ( Aisne ) – German war cemetery