The Somme – Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

As with the Canadian monument at Vimy Ridge the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel somberly memorializes the dead while preserving the battlefield as it was. This is one of the best preserved sections of the Somme and the extensive grounds and its iconic baying elk make it one of the best memorials of the war. The central focus of the memorial is a bronze elk calling in the direction that soldiers went to attack. On the grounds are other British cemeteries and memorials.

The elk

The elk

The elk

The elk

The baying elk

The baying elk

The trenches

The trenches

Trenches

Trenches

Danger tree, the only remaining tree from the war

Danger tree, the only remaining tree from the war

The battlefield is still dangerous

The battlefield is still dangerous

Scottish memorial

Scottish memorial

A cemetery

A cemetery

The sheep to mow the lawn

The sheep to mow the lawn

Trenches

The battlefield

A gun carriage

A gun carriage

A shell crater filled with water

A shell crater filled with water

A barbed wire post

A barbed wire post

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