TOM MORGAN'S SOMME DIARY
During Easter 1996, I visited the Somme Battlefields, alone, and camped in the area for a week. By July, I had written the Somme Diary, and originally posted it, in seven sections, to the World War 1 Mailing List over a period of one week from 1st. July, 1996 - the eightieth anniversary of the opening of the battle.
A couple of months later, the Somme Diary became the original seven articles which formed the first version of Hellfire Corner. These are the first seven parts included in the contents-table below. The Diary will be added to following future visits to the Somme.
|TOM MORGAN'S SOMME DIARY|
|SOMME DIARY - PART ONE
Around Beaumont Hamel, where the Battles of the Somme began and ended.
|SOMME DIARY - PART TWO
The Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel.
|SOMME DIARY - PART THREE
Serre and the story of the Accrington Pals.
|SOMME DIARY - PART FOUR
Searching for an Airfield and Discovering War Cemeteries at Morchies.
|SOMME DIARY - PART FIVE
The town of Albert, the mine-crater at la Boiselle and the Devonshire Cemetery.
|SOMME DIARY - PART SIX
The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing - and how I became "Lost in the Trenches."
|SOMME DIARY - PART SEVEN
To Ypres and back to the Somme.
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