Courcelette British Cemetery is one of three Great War Cemeteries in the village of Courcelette, a location captured by the Canadians on 15th September 1916. Many of their dead from this period are buried here, along with Australians from Mouquet Farm and Pozières who fell in August-September 1916. The British dead in Plot 1 are the original burials made when Courcelette was just behind the British front line at the end of the Battle of the Somme.
As part of my own contribution to Somme100 I am placing images relating to the Battle of the Somme online so they can be downloaded and used by teachers, those working in WW1 education, battlefield guides and those working on Somme100 projects and exhibitions. The images are all copyright expired from wartime publications and are available to use for all. They are stored on Dropbox and accessible via the link below.
The images cover wide ranging aspects of the Battle of the Somme, and hopefully will be of particular interest to those who work in education. I hope you find them of use – and if you do make use of them leave some comments below to tell everyone about what you are doing!
The images can be downloaded here: Somme100 Images in Dropbox.
Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows I have a penchant for taking photographs of sunsets, especially on the Somme Battlefields (such as that above). The huge open landscapes make it particularly suitable for this type of photography, as well as the connection to events there in 1916.
I was therefore very pleased when the Western Front Association contacted me to use a few of my photographs in their new 2014 Calendar which contains photographs of the WW1 battlefields in France and Flanders as they are today. There are some amazing images from people like Andrew Holmes, Steve Smith and Nick Stone, among others.
The WFA is also a registered charity, so buying the Calendar really helps.
It can be ordered via this link.