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REMEMBRANCE TOURISM ❯ INTRODUCTION


NORD-PAS DE CALAIS


PICARDY


MUCH OF THE MILITARY action took place in this rural region, with the Western Front tearing through its once-peaceful fi elds throughout the four years of warfare. The allied front here was dominated by commonwealth battalions, and the area’s main cemeteries and memorials are dedicated to British and Canadian soldiers.


THE SOMME battlefi eld, in the north of Picardy around the town of Albert, staged one of the war’s bloodiest battles, with one million casualties – mostly British and French. Australian troops played


an important role in the Battle of Hamel, 1918, and the three Battles of the Aisne took place on the Chemin des Dames ridge in the east.


BELGIUM Haybes Memorial


Charleville- Mézières


Sedan The Sergeant York Historic Trail


Musée du fort de La Pompelle


British Cemetery, Marfaux


Reims M


Russian Church and Cemetery, St-Hilaire-le-Grand


GERMANY


Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial


The Kaiser Tunnel, Argonne


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CHAMPAGNE- ARDENNE


Le Mémorial des Batailles de la Marne, Dormans


Vauquois Hill, Argonne


Douaumont fort and Douaumont ossuary The Bayonet Trench


Verdun La Voie Sacrée M


Montsec American Monument M St Mihiel


Centre d’interprétation Marne


CHAMPAGNE- ARDENNE


OCCUPIED BY GERMAN forces throughout World War 1, this region pushed for a quick recovery after the Armistice leaving many battlesites unexcavated until recent years. The First and Second Battles of the Marne and the Battle of Ardennes saw American, Portuguese and Russian troops fi ghting here alongside the French.


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Montfaucon American Memorial Nancy


LORRAINE KEY M


MEMORIAL MUSEUM CEMETERY


The underground fortress


Metz


Mémorial de Verdun Centre Mondial de la Paix, Verdun


THIS REGION witnessed one of the greatest losses in French military history during the 300-day long Battle of Verdun, which became infamous for its widespread use of mechanised and chemical weapons. American troops were also based here, playing a signifi cant role in the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and the Meuse- Argonne Off ensive.


LORRAINE


WW1 Centenary Special ❯ 87


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