Courcelette Memorial

Courcelette, France

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

The Canadians participated at the Somme from early September to the British offensives end in mid-November 1916, engaging in several of the battles-within-the-battle of the Somme, including actions at: Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval Ridge, the Ancre Heights, the Ancre as well as a small role in providing relief to the First Australian Imperial Force in the final days of the Battle of Pozières. The battles on the Somme were the first in which all four Canadian divisions participated in the same battle, although not together in a cohesive formation. The Canadian divisions suffered over 24,000 casualties.

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Founded: 1916
Category: Statues in France

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HBO (7 months ago)
A sober memorial. Well maintained.
Chiara De Carli (9 months ago)
Great place to learn about the 1st world war. You can have a guided tour for free.
Malachi Younge (2 years ago)
Very clean with an interesting history
Ally Lawson (3 years ago)
Very heartening
David GOGNIES (4 years ago)
Very sober, very clean and very uncluttered Canadian memorial monument, it is surrounded by maple trees, it is built in a block of granite stones from Quebec. It pays homage to all of our American cousins ​​who came to fight in the sad battle of the Somme in early August 1918. Easy to access and visible from the side of the road. Parking spaces nearby. To have...
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