Thiepval Memorial, Authuille

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The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. A visitors' centre opened in 2004. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century".
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  • Thiepval Memorial is a huge structure. It is quite imposing and may be intimidating for some. However it is a testament to human sacrifice. It is a memorial to the over 72 000 missing who sacrificed.....  more »
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