Astonishing Photographs Of Thiepval

By Michael Barker

In the excellent, free local magazine Esprit de Picardie no 14 (which can be consulted online at there appeared an astonishing image of the Thiepval Memorial framing the rising sun taken by the talented photographer Garry Wasikowski. This and other images by him can be viewed by Googling ‘Thiepval photos by Garry Wasikowski’. and are additional websites with a wide range of photographs of Thiepval and other sites in the area.

Also worth taking a look at is a map called Grande Guerre 1914-18. Produced by IGN (whose maps are France’s equivalent of the UK’s Ordnance survey maps), it shows the extent of warfare in the North of France. It can be ordered on Amazon
for about €8.