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Commemorations
01 July 2018

The 1st July marks the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most deadly battles of the First World War. On this first day alone, the British Army suffered 60,000 casualties, including nearly 20,000 killed. This was the worst day in British military history.

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Commemorations
01 July 2018

17,000 German soldiers are buried in the German Military Cemetery at Fricourt. Approximately 1000 of them died in 1914, 10,000 during the 1916 Battle of the Somme, and 6,000 during the German Spring Offensive in 1918 and following Allied counter-attack.

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Commemorations
04 July 2018

The village of Le Hamel was the theatre of the first successful example of a combined arms attacks in a battle planned and directed by Sir John Monash, the new commander of the Australian Corps. This 93 minute battle was used as a blue print for later battles of 1918.

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Shows, Concerts and Festivals
From 07 July 2018 to 08 July 2018

In the Somme, bagpipes will be forever linked to the memory of the Great War. And thus, the Samarobriva Pipes & Drums are organising a major event that will unite hundreds of pipers in the city of Amiens in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme.

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