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The Merseyside Western Front Association.

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France and Belguim today.

Flat Iron Copse Cemetery, Mametz

The Accrington Pals Memorial at Serre.
The depression is the trench from where they attacked 1-7-1916

In April 2008, we enjoyed a self organised, week long tour of the battlefields of France and Belguim. We were based in Flers [forever associated with the first tanks] and spent a great deal of time on the Somme battlefields and also managed a tour of the Ypres Salient. Throughout the week we visited approximately seventy sites relating to the Great War. 

An authentic trench excavated by archeologists
[the sand bags are modern] Thiepval Wood, Somme