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Autumn Battlefields 2019 - Day Six: Where British Meets French

This morning I cycled south to ride the sector of the Somme front attacked by the French 39e Division on 1st July 1916. This route pretty much fits on to the Montauban walk I did on Sunday and covers the area where the Britis…

Autumn Battlefields 2019 - Day Five: South of Arras

Today I headed north to spend the day on the Arras battlefields. My first visit was to the new CWGC Experience in Beaurains. This offers a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Commission’s work in maintaining the cemeteries in thei…

Autumn Battlefields 2019 - Day Four: Montauban and Longueval

This morning I decided to walk from the B&B where I'm staying at Bernafay Wood, using the Montauban Walk route from Paul Reed's book Walking the Somme . This is my favourite book for battlefields routes as it gives…

Autumn Battlefields 2019 - Day Three: Cycling the Somme

This morning the weather had lifted to reveal beautiful sunshine so I set off on one of my favourite things: cycling the battlefield. Starting from my B&B in Montauban, I cycled up through Pozieres to Thiepval, where I mad…