Somme Battles

Opening of the Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel, France, 7 June 1925 / Central Press Photos, The Great War photograph collection.

Opening of the Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel, France, 7 June 1925 / Central Press Photos, The Great War photograph collection.

Squads of Canadian machine gunners operate from shell-craters in support of the infantry on the plateau above Vimy Ridge. Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada

Squads of Canadian machine gunners operate from shell-craters in support of the infantry on the plateau above Vimy Ridge.
Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada

A German Whiz-bang captured by Canadians at Thelus, Vimy Ridge, April, 1917. Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archvies Canada. Could this be one of the pieces of artillery captures by a battalion of the 4th C.I.B.

A German Whiz-bang captured by Canadians at Thelus, Vimy Ridge, April, 1917.
Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archvies Canada. Could this be one of the pieces of artillery captures by a battalion of the 4th C.I.B.

German captured by Canadians at Vimy Ridge passing through a French Village in 1917. Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archvies Canada.

German captured by Canadians at Vimy Ridge passing through a French Village in 1917.
Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archvies Canada.

Canadians consolidate their positions on Vimy Ridge in April, 1917. MIKAN no. 3521877/Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archvies Canada

Canadians consolidate their positions on Vimy Ridge in April, 1917.
MIKAN no. 3521877/Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archvies Canada

The 18th Battalion was involved in the Battle of the Somme from September to November 1916 and suffered one of its worse months of casualties. The pages adjacent to this page are adaptations of blog articles focusing on the Somme.

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