MAMETZ WOOD: Somme

MAMETZ WOOD: Somme

Michael Renshaw


Mametz wooden and the within sight village of Fricourt represented a moment section of the British offensive at the Somme in 1916. one of the so much dramatic reminders of the prior to be came across at the present time are the websites linked to the thirty eighth (Welsh) department.
Mametz wooden and the within sight village of Fricourt represented a moment part of the British offensive at the Somme in 1916. British troops have been assigned to assault a seriously fortified quadrangle simply to the west of the wooden. The assault used to be a high priced failure yet, for as soon as the commanding generals of the divisions concerned have been relieved. this day the positioning comprises a lot of curiosity, either to the customer and the overall reader. Markers and preserved emplacements illustrate the various assaults introduced within the quarter, in addition to the lengthy classes of trench battle. males from the commercial North of britain fought the following with the seventeenth (Northern) department and their monuments are relatively evocative of the era.

Among the main dramatic reminders of the previous are the websites linked to the thirty eighth (Welsh) department. Siegfried Bassoon and Robert Graves either served with the department and activities during this area are fairly well-recorded in English literature. a bit of the sphere is ruled via the division's crimson Dragon statue, a contemporary addition yet already well-liked by travelers. The French seemed the Welsh ("Galois" in French) as long-lost kin, and the division's moments were quite good kept-up.

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