View in Beaumont Hamel

View in Beaumont Hamel

The remains of the French village, Beaumont-Hamel. Beaumont-Hamel and the surrounding area, due to its proximity to the Front, was the scene of much fighting throughout the war. On 1 July 1916 a large mine was exploded by the British near Beaumont-Hamel, marking the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. [Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE WESTERN FRONT. View in Beaumont Hamel.…

Rethel Main Street and Church
View of Courcelles showing the mine crater in centre of cross roads
Mine blown by the Germans under a roadway through a newly captured village
Image of the first quarter of the moon. By John Adams Whipple