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Paris (75) : Présentation du programme commémoratif 2016

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Ce lundi 18 janvier 2016, au Théâtre du Rond-Point, sous le haut patronage de Monsieur François Hollande, Président de la République, et en présence de Monsieur Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ministre de  la Défense, de Monsieur Jean-Marc Todeschini, Secrétaire d’État auprès du ministre de la Défense, chargé des Anciens combattants et de la Mémoire, du Général d'armée (2S) Elrick Irastorza, Président du Conseil d'administration et des membres du Conseil d'administration de la Mission du Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, et de Monsieur Joseph Zimet, Directeur général de la Mission du Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, le Samarobriva Pipes and Drums a eu l'honneur de jouer à l'occasion de la présentation du programme commémoratif 2016 et de la découverte, en avant-première, des images inédites du documentaire"Apocalypse Verdun" réalisé par Daniel Costelle et Isabelle Clarke.

Hangard Wood British Cimetery : Headstone rededication ceremony

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Location information
Hangard is a village between Domart-sur-la-Luce and Démuin. The road to Villers-Bretonneux goes due north from the village, up a steep hillside. After 2 kilometres it passes between the two portions of Hangard Wood, and Hangard Wood British Cemetery will be found at this point.
Historical information
At the end of March 1918, Hangard was at the junction of the French and Commonwealth forces defending Amiens. Between 4 and 25 April, the village and Hangard Wood were the scene of incessant fighting, in which the line was held and the 18th Division were particularly heavily engaged.
In July 1918, the site of the cemetery was in German hands, but it was cleared by the Canadian Corps early on 8 August 1918, and the Corps Burial Officer began this cemetery later in the month. A number of graves of April 1918, as well of those of August, were brought in, and after the Armistice other graves of April 1918, were concentrated from Villers-Bretonneux, and of October 1916, from o…