Sunday, 4 June 2023

Gommecourt Wood Cemetery

In April I spent some time in northern France, on the Somme battlefields.  We were staying in the village of Foncquevillers (known to British troops as ‘Funky Villas’) through which ran the British trench lines in 1916.  

As you might expect, the area is dotted with war cemeteries, so as a ‘taster’ here is the first of several.  Just down the road (close enough to easily walk) is the village of Gommecourt - through which ran the German trenches.  Between the two villages is this neat little Commonwealth War Graves cemetery.  Like all CWGCs it’s beautifully kept and being in rural France it’s almost silent.  Makes you think.  

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