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#OTD 4 July 1916, in an indication of how things were to become, & in part, due to the situation to the north, the struggle started to become tougher for the French to the south of the River #Somme. One major (legendary?) action of the day took place at Belloy ...

Following the fall of Dompierre, Fay and Assevillers, Belloy became the focal point of the German defence in this area & was the first main target for the Division Marocaine, which had just replaced the 3e Division d’infanterie coloniale in the line
...Having relieved the 7e Régiment d’infanterie coloniale at Assevillers during the early hours of 4 July, the Régiment de marche de la Légion étrangère (RMLE) waited in their front line trench opposite Belloy which was, at that time, under heavy bombardment...
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I’ve been lucky to be able to take thousands of battlefield photos during the #WW1Centenary, here some of my favourites. Dawn in the trenches at Beaumont-Hamel on the #Somme, June 2016.
The Thiepval Memorial, #Somme - November 2014.
Sunset over Ovillers Military Cemetery 2015. #Somme
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