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Courcelette Memorial

Listed under Tombs & Memorials in Normandy, France.

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This Canadian memorial marks the place where the Canadian Corps spent the final months of the first battle of the Somme.  The major individual battles these men lost their lives in were the Ballte of Flers-Courcelette, the Battle of the Ancre, and the Battle of the Ancre Heights.  By the end of the first Somme Offensive all four Canadian divisions had been used and around 24,000 men had been lost.  The monument itself is a fairly plain concrete block on which the story of the battle has been written in both French and English.  

 

 

Written by  Toby Bright.

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