a taste of France

Guillemont





Guilemont

is one of the villages on the Circuit of Rememberance The route is well marked and takes you through the battlefields of the Somme between Peronne and Albert . The village is very quiet a few houses and lots of fields nothing out of the ordinary. Till you see the military cemeteries in the fields and you get a feel for what happened here.



The first photo shows the main street on the right of picture you can see the small sign for the Circuit of Rememberance

Guillemont


guillemont WWl battle


A house in the village

Guillemont sign

Guillemont house picture

One of the most decisive and largest of battles during the World War I was fought at the village of Guillemont, located near river Somme in northern France.

The battle, fought between July to November 1916, later on became famous as the ‘Somme Offensive’ resulted in an unprecedented 1.5 million causalities.

The battle front spread from Guillemont to the nearby town of Peronne, where today there is a memorial in memory of those who laid down their lives in the bloody battle. Guillemont was considered a German stronghold during those days.

Strategically the battle was a ploy by the Allies consisting of the British and French armies to draw Germany’s attention away from the Battle of Verdun. The British and French forces lay on either side of Guillemont, which made it difficult for them to operate in unison. This made Guillemont an important stronghold of the Germans. A week of heavy artillery bombardment preceded the battle. During this period, the British Army fired over a 1.6 million shells.

They also planted several mines under the German front-line trenches.

They had dug three large tunnels in which about 20 tons of explosives were stored in each of them.

It was on 18th August 1916 that a strategic offensive was launched by the British and French forces.

The French attacked Maurepas near Guillemont, which while the British forces attacked around Guillemont.

The German forces stationed at the place could not peg back the offensive and finally the British forces managed to capture Guillemont.

The battle is also remembered for one more reason today. This battle marked the debut of the tank. It was during September 1916 that British tanks made their presence felt literally, helping its forces to gain the upper hand during trench warfare. They were able to withstand machine gun fire and cross barbed wire fences effortlessly. Even the tanks could not deter the spirits of the valiant Germans though, who fought fiercely.

No side could claim victory in the Battle of Somme. This was because the Allied forces, consisting of the British and French armies, could not capture more than 8 kilometers, which was well short of their target. The British had in the processe lost around 400,000 soldiers during the battle. This would roughly calculate a soldier lost for every centimeter of territory gained. Even though the British forces were able to capture Guillemont, was a disaster for them because of the huge number of causalities.

The Cemetery at Guillemont

Guillemont Cemetery gate

Guillemont Cemetery picture

Keep Up To Date, With our Most Recent Pages

Kerascoet photo gallery,pictures of the old village in Brittany

Kerascoet photo gallery pictures of this hidden village in Brittany.Cottages and hotels in the area

Continue reading "Kerascoet photo gallery,pictures of the old village in Brittany"

Property for sale Brittany North Coast (near Saint Brieuc)

Small Holding (longère and outbuildings plus farmhouse) This property comprises : Large plot of land 13370 m2 in total, coming with : A farmhouse

Continue reading "Property for sale Brittany North Coast (near Saint Brieuc)"

Property for sale near Toulouse

A beautiful 23ha farm with Toulousaine style farmhouse (6+ bedrooms) in the countryside just outside Toulouse. 3kms from the town of Saverdun situated

Continue reading "Property for sale near Toulouse"

Near Poitier, France, barn to renovate. Plus land, £1.000 pounds

For sale Barn near Chauvigny, Poitiers, France I am selling a barn 240m2 at floor level (24m x 10m) with the apex of the roof probably being a good 8-10

Continue reading "Near Poitier, France, barn to renovate. Plus land, £1.000 pounds"

For sale 4 Bedroom detached house 23320 Montaigut le Blanc Creuse

A 4 Bedroom detached house Consisting of large lounge (with large open fire), kitchen, boiler room and bathroom on the ground floo. 4 good sized bedrooms

Continue reading "For sale 4 Bedroom detached house 23320 Montaigut le Blanc Creuse"

Property for sale La Martinie, Limousin.

A stunning 4 double bedroom barn conversion situated in a small rural hamlet. 45 minutes from Limoges airport. The beautiful Charente lakes are a short

Continue reading "Property for sale La Martinie, Limousin."

Locronan Photos,images of the village in Brittany

Locronan photos a selection of pictures taken on a recent visit to the village in Brittany .Hotel and cottage accommodation for your holiday

Continue reading "Locronan Photos,images of the village in Brittany"

The village of Locronan France,photos and guide,hotels and cottages

The village of Locronan in Brittany France photos and travel guide of our visitFind your Hotel or gite accommodation for your holiday

Continue reading "The village of Locronan France,photos and guide,hotels and cottages"

House for sale La Creuse, 23300: Limousin

Pretty, detached two-bedroom stone house in La Creuse, Limousin €128,800 including Notaire’s fees Situated on a tiny lane leading to a footpath, in

Continue reading "House for sale La Creuse, 23300: Limousin"

House for sale Fresse sur Moselle Vosges France

FOR SALE - HOME IN FRANCE If you are into winter sports, this is the home for you! Located in Fresse sur Moselle Vosge Region France - 2hrs 30mins TGV

Continue reading "House for sale Fresse sur Moselle Vosges France "

For sale 4 bedroom house La Coldebouye, 16150, Exideuil sur Vienne, Charente.

B & B potential, 4 Bed Detached House in the Charentaise countryside. €112,875 Situated in the Charentaise countryside near to Chabanais. Nice 4 bed family

Continue reading "For sale 4 bedroom house La Coldebouye, 16150, Exideuil sur Vienne, Charente."

House for sale Fleyssac, near Seilhac, Corrèze region

Large, detached stone house from 1778 for sale With panoramic views over the green hills, meadows and forests - 10min away from a town with all amenities,

Continue reading "House for sale Fleyssac, near Seilhac, Corrèze region"

For sale village house Caudebronde Near Carcassonne Aude

Unusual to find - Renovated Detached Village House with attached garden, garage, carports and parking. At June 2018 the exchange is £185K sterling. Price

Continue reading "For sale village house Caudebronde Near Carcassonne Aude "

Cottage for sale Millac, Vienne, Poitou Charentes 86150

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN... WITH A PRICE REDUCTION!!! A BEAUTIFUL Cottage located only a few minutes from BOTH L'isle Jourdain and Availles Limouzine. Both nearby

Continue reading "Cottage for sale Millac, Vienne, Poitou Charentes 86150"

Detached granite house for sale with land 35420 Monthault Brittany

Detached granite house for sale with land in Brittany. GROUND FLOOR : entrance, kitchen, lounge with wood burner, wet room with W.C, store room. FIRST

Continue reading "Detached granite house for sale with land 35420 Monthault Brittany "

Renovation Project for sale 03380,Treignat, Allier

Renovation Project - Longere, 2 barns, well on 1.6 hectares of land €70,000 A partly renovated longere. It is a very nice location close to lake for

Continue reading "Renovation Project for sale 03380,Treignat, Allier "

For sale 5 bedroom house Gindou 46250

Beautiful 300 year old traditional 5 bedroom , 3 bathroom house in Gindou Close to Cazals (46250) in the Lot valley . The house is located 25 minutes

Continue reading "For sale 5 bedroom house Gindou 46250"

RENOVATED CHARENTAISE HOUSE in CHARENTE MARITIME

Charentaise House with 6+ Rooms over 150m2 CONTACT: wyattgold@orange.fr 0033 546 959913 Renovated three/four bedroom Charentaise stone house on 1100m2

Continue reading "RENOVATED CHARENTAISE HOUSE in CHARENTE MARITIME"

House for sale Vaucluse Vedene 84200

Very private Detached house built in 1967 Stairs lead up through the garden to the terrace and BBQ area ,1000m2 which can be built on, it has established

Continue reading "House for sale Vaucluse Vedene 84200"

La Germondiere - Two traditional gites with private fishing lakes set amongst the apple orchards, yet very close to a town with all amenities

Simon & Julie would love to welcome you to our little corner of paradise! Part of an ancient barn, our two gîtes are traditionally rustic, yet furnished

Continue reading "La Germondiere - Two traditional gites with private fishing lakes set amongst the apple orchards, yet very close to a town with all amenities"

House/Villa for Sale - Bellerive-Sur-Allier 03700 - Allier - Auvergne - France

Attractive villa, built in 1982 of a brick construction on a semi-basement. The accommodation is spacious in a large enclosed garden of 2300 m² with lawn,

Continue reading "House/Villa for Sale - Bellerive-Sur-Allier 03700 - Allier - Auvergne - France"

House for sale 20 minutes from La Rochelle, Charente Maritime

Restored 18th century property in the town of Marans 20 minutes from La Rochelle, Fontenay le Comte and the Venise Verte) where you will find a mix of

Continue reading "House for sale 20 minutes from La Rochelle, Charente Maritime"

For sale flat in Var France

I am selling my flat in the French South Coast (Var, France), 2km far from the beach, not far from Ste Maxime, St Tropez. It's a flat with 1 bedroom.

Continue reading "For sale flat in Var France"

La Buissonniere farmhouse gite in Normandy

La Buissonniere is a comfy farmhouse gite at the end of a secluded lane deep in Normandy. We are open all year round for holidays of a minimum of 3 nights

Continue reading "La Buissonniere farmhouse gite in Normandy"

4 bedrooms flat for sale Nice 06000

4 bedrooms flat for sale in Nice, Alpes Maritime (06000), 495.000€ (= £430,763) Property features: Luminous 4 bedrooms flat, 102sqm (1098sqft) with clear

Continue reading "4 bedrooms flat for sale Nice 06000"

Property for sale Ceauce

Classe Energie n'est plus F vu qu'on a fait beaucoup de travail mais on y attend toujours les résultats. Maison datant des années 60, pavillion moderne

Continue reading "Property for sale Ceauce"

For sale old farmhouse, partly renovated the Perche region

190 000 euros. An old farmhouse, partly renovated, on the edge of the Perche region, with 5000m2 of land set amidst farmland, 3 km from the village.

Continue reading "For sale old farmhouse, partly renovated the Perche region"

For sale Stone house and barn with land and views in Allier, the Auverge region

RENOVATED 3 BED DETATCHED FARMHOUSE (130m2 habitable), BARN, HANGAR, WORKSHOP 3291m2 LAND South facing, stone built, detached farmhouse in a typical

Continue reading "For sale Stone house and barn with land and views in Allier, the Auverge region"


› › Guillemont Northern France



The cheapest way to Normandy at the moment



Find a hotel in France




Custom Search



France Property sales and rentals

Advertise your French Property here A full page ad and 4 photos there is no charge for this service.The site is seen in 170 countries and as 3,000 visitors a day




Field guns on display around the bunker at Eperlecques

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

blockhaus Eperlecques picture



Visit our new page on the Paris antique markets

V1 rocket pad

V1 rocket pad France

Blockhaus at Eperiecques in Northern France

The engine from a bomber shot down over the base

old bomber engine France


Apt French market town

The Lavender fields of France


New pages on Brittany

The village of Kerascoet

Kerascoet cottage

The coastline at Beg Meil

Beg Meil beach

Doelan Light house

Doelan lighthouse

a nice little fishing port in Brittany



Thank you for visiting our site and making it a sucess
Thank you, too, to the "SBI!" software that made it possible.

SiteSell Hosting


Hotel De La Matelote

Boulogne sur mer

Hotel De La Matelote

The hotel is situated on the sea shore, in the heart of Boulogne-sur-Mer, opposite the fishing port.Hotel De La Matelote features 35 soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms You can enjoy your breakfast in the bar, or a quiet and relaxing time in the cosy and comfortable small lounge while sipping a cocktail.

Hotel La Matelote Boulogne sur Mer



[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe with Bloglines




Advertise your French property for sale on our site Free a full page ad



Book your Mini Cruise


Visit our new page on the Carmargue

The old town of Vitre

Vitre Brittany

Vitre is a medieval town in Brittany

Paris steps in the Montmartre atrea

Paris stairwell Paris sightseeing see our guide on paris