German burials around shell hole, Thiepval

German burials around shell hole, Thiepval

Here we see a collection of German burial markers around the shell holes at Thiepval on the Somme. Many of these burials would have been lost in the heavy fighting in the area.

Many thanks to Pen & Sword for providing us with these pictures, which come from Richard van Emden's The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photographs

The Somme - The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photograph, Richard van Emden. Covers the entire period that the British army spent on the original Somme front, from its arrival late in 1915, through the battle of the Somme and up to the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. Mainly uses the writings and private photos taken by British soldiers, but also includes some material from the German side [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (17 August 2016), German burials around shell hole, Thiepval , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_german_burials_thiepval.html

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