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Commemorations on the Somme today Thursday 7th July 2016 – The Welsh at Mametz Wood (38th Division)

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Commemerations on the Somme today Thursday 7th July 2016 - and following commemorations.

    National Service of Remembrance: The Welsh at Mametz Wood. Link shows picture of dragon memorial if you place your curser on it. Link: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/events/somme-events.htm

    This stunning Welsh dragon memorial overlooks the area where the 38th (Welsh) Division attacked Mametz Wood between 7th and 14th July 1916. The wood was eventually cleared by 14th July but at a cost of over 4,000 British casualties.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Thanks for the links, Marie. The 38th Division memorial is really quite striking - there's another image of it here: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/63630952