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1st July 2017 Ceremonies

Every year on the 1st July, commemorative events and ceremonies take place at many memorials and sites of remembrance in the Somme. Let's take a look at photos of this year's ceremonies in commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.

Lochnagar Crater


Thiepval Memorial

The Ulster Tower

Newfoundland Memorial Park

German Military Cemetery, Fricourt

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1st July 2017 Ceremonies

Inspired by the national flowers of remembrance - the poppy for the British and Commonwealth countries, the cornflower for the French and the forget-me-not for the Germans - the 'Association Picarde des Parcs et Jardins' created the "Rose Somme 2016" for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. In celebration of its first anniversary, the Rose Somme 2016 is now in full bloom at the Elysée Palace.

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On Monday 25th April 2016, the 101st anniversary of ANZAC Day was commemorated at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Take a look at  some of the photos of this very moving event.

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