It Isn’t Far from Lee to Gommecourt …. | Running Past

The route to the southern edges of Picardy from south-east London is a straightforward one these days; the town of Albert can be reached in around four hours via the Channel Tunnel from Lee or Hither Green.  A variant of the journey was taken by numerous young men just over a century ago.

This week sees the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 and many of those that…

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