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Beaumont-Hamel

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  • Day9

    Beaumont-Hamel, France

    June 29, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    This is a really nice site to visit. We did a tour with a Canadian guide from Newfoundland. Her Great Uncle was killed during the battle here. The site was full of British teens on school trips and Doug felt like he was in a Harry Potter movie.

  • Day11

    Hawthorne Crater, Beaumont-Hamel, France

    July 1, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We attended a private non religious ceremony/reenactment to mark the anniversary of the start of the Battle of The Somme. Numerous WW1 experts were present including Andy Robertshaw from Great Britian. Each participant was given an envelope with details of a soldier you were to read to yourself at the end. Everyone was also given a shot of rum from an original crock from the War that had some original rum in it. We were in the precise location of a British unit right beside Hawthorn Crater that was blown at the start of the attack. We mimicked the movement of the unit at the precise time they moved out that morning. Once this was complete a bagpipe player played us over to Hawthorne Crater and were the first to be given a tour and told what the plans are for this site. Andy Robertshaw with the help of a military engineer told us what all the items we had found in the battlefields were. We then had breakfast in the village.Read more

  • Day3

    Beaumont-Hamel

    March 10, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Hawthorn mine was exploded too early. Signals were crossed with German signals (both used white flairs). 200-300 soldiers still lay in No Man’s Land (70 from Newfoundland). 801 men went over the top, 68 were available for role call the next morning.

  • Day3

    Beaumont-Hamel 2

    March 10, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Danger Tree. Was a plum tree. Artillery ineffective here. Majority of casualties occurred here. 86% casualty rate. 801 men 68 available at roll call next morning. Front line became Wellington trench in November of 1916 (the German front line).

You might also know this place by the following names:

Beaumont-Hamel, Bieumont-Hamé, 80300, Бомонт Амел, Бомон-Амель, 博蒙阿梅尔

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