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Dáithaí C: Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France

Dáithaí C: Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France

Remembrance or "Poppy Day" is Great Britain's day of remembrance for its WWI veterans. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem, “In Flanders Fields, 1915” written by Lieut. Col. John McCrae. He was a member of the first Canada contingent and died in France in 1918 after four years of service on the western front.

Remembrance: The First Poppy Day

Remembrance or "Poppy Day" is Great Britain's day of remembrance for its WWI veterans. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem, “In Flanders Fields, 1915” written by Lieut. Col. John McCrae. He was a member of the first Canada contingent and died in France in 1918 after four years of service on the western front.

Cameron and royal family members stand side-by-side with European leaders at the Somme to mark a century since the bloodiest day in Britain's military history  | Daily Mail Online

Cameron and royal family members stand side-by-side with European leaders at the Somme to mark a century since the bloodiest day in Britain's military history | Daily Mail Online

Delville Wood South African National Memorial, Longueval, Somme, France. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

CHAPTER 7f: THE EMPIRE: DOMINION OF SOUTH AFRICA: POPPY

Delville Wood South African National Memorial, Longueval, Somme, France. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Museum at Delville Wood South African National Memorial, Longueval, Somme, France. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

CHAPTER 7f: THE EMPIRE: DOMINION OF SOUTH AFRICA: POPPY

Museum at Delville Wood South African National Memorial, Longueval, Somme, France. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

July 1, 2016: For their second day in France, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to the Thiepval Memorial to officially open the new Thiepval Museum.

July 1, 2016: For their second day in France, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to the Thiepval Memorial to officially open the new Thiepval Museum.

Australian national flag, flying at the Australian National Memorial at Villers Bretonneux, Somme, France. Courtesy/© of Heather Anne Johnson..

CHAPTER 7c: THE EMPIRE: DOMINION OF AUSTRALIA : POPPY

Australian national flag, flying at the Australian National Memorial at Villers Bretonneux, Somme, France. Courtesy/© of Heather Anne Johnson..

A poppy left on a memorial before a service in Thiepval, northern France, to mark the centenary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme.

Services in France and UK mark end of Battle of the Somme centenary

A poppy left on a memorial before a service in Thiepval, northern France, to mark the centenary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme.

"Empty shell casings and ammunition boxes representing a small sample of the ammunition used by the British Army in the bombardment of Fricourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916." Australian War Memorial.

"Empty shell casings and ammunition boxes representing a small sample of the ammunition used by the British Army in the bombardment of Fricourt, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 July 1916." Australian War Memorial.

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