Posts Tagged ‘Peronne’

Just back from two days on the battlefields of Arras and the Somme – a top class trip.  I thought it worth noting that I saw this new sign going up yesterday on the Pozieres-Thiepval road. As you come from Pozieres you will see a huge white barn on the left hand side – it is about 100 yards after the ‘Mouquet Farm 1km to go’  – the new banner is on the side of this barn. If you are coming from Thiepval, well, you won’t miss it…

Sign for the Historial de la Grande Guerre on the Pozieres-Thiepval road

I was at the Historial yesterday and am always impressed with the place. The Gas! Gas! Gas! Chemical Warfare exhibition is well worth a look and was very well done (it ends on 14 November).  Let’s hope that the sign encourages some battlefield visitors to visit Peronne. I understand Thiepval Visitor Centre and the memorial gets about 150,000 visitors per annum and the Historial just over half of that. Those tens of thousands don’t know what they are missing – the museum really is top class and is only a hop and a skip from the British 1916 battle areas.

Click HERE for the Historial’s website.