Friday, January 4, 2019

Guide to WORLD WAR I in FRANCE posts


The following links take you to the post about the sites along The Western Front of World War I.

On the occasion of the centenary of World War I in 2018, I traveled The Western Front from Belgium to the Swiss Border and remembered the Armistice of 11 November 1918 at the Cenotaph in London, England.

Pozières The Windmill honouring Australian troops in Northern France
Pozières Tank Corp memorial near the first use of tanks

Lochnagar Crater and the British offensive known as the Battle of the Somme. The mine blasted ground when the Battle of the Somme began 1 July 1916

Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park honouring British troops from


Thiepval Memorial, Visitor Centre, and Museum The memorial honours British

     and South African troops

Compiegne —the site of the 1918 Armistice

Meaux Museum —an extensive battlefield museum

La Ferté-sous-Jouarre British war memorial including monuments to the

     Royal Engineers

Belleau Wood and the American Monument – remembering U.S. Marines who fought here
      in 1918

Chateau-Thierry and the American memorial —impressive memorial 
     atop a hill by the Marne River

Les Fantômes Memorial Sculpture by Paul Landowski— creative sculpture 
     located at the Second Battle of the Marne 1918

Soisson The British Memorial honouring about 4,000 British Commonwealth troops,
     who died in the Battles of the Aisne and Marne.

Aisne —Cerny en Loannois — picturesque village with a chapel and cemetery
     in the area known as Chemin des Dames

Aisne and the Monument to the Crapouillots French artillerymen 
     honoured in a monument shaped like a mortar shell

Tank Corp Memorial   This memorial includes several large scale tanks.

Le Main de Massiges and the impressive reconstructed trenches

Hill of Vauquois and the devastation of mine warfare. A village is obliterated.

Romagne a small town with an interesting museum on the way to the

     American cemetery of the Meuse-Argonne battle

Meuse-Argonne —an impressive American Memorial near Verdun

Voie Sacrée Memorial on the way to Verdun the sacred supply route

The Battle of Verdun —Verdun and the nearby Museum

Trench of Bayonets memorial and the Battle of Verdun

Douamont Ossuary  and Cemetery and the Battle of Verdun

Romanian (aka Rumanian) Military Cemetery at Soultzmatt France

Le Ligne Museum and Trenches located in the beauty of the mountains.

Ilfurth—a German Cemetery

Vieil Armand Battlefield also known as Hartmannswillerkopf—National Monument

Pfetterhouse at the Swiss Border

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