Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: Thiepval

The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: Thiepval

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Summary

Huw Edwards introduces coverage of the centenary Somme commemoration at the Thiepval Memorial, northern France to remember the one million casualties sustained on both sides during the 141 days of the battle. One hundred years on from the first day of this defining First World War battle, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales join several heads of state and 10,000 spectators. The Thiepval Memorial stands in commemoration to the missing of the Somme, the 72,000 men that have no known grave.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Huw Edwards
Executive Producer Claire Popplewell
Producer Rosheen Archer
Education History