Memorial to the 38th (Welsh) Division
Mametz Wood, Picardy
View from the ridge looking over the memorial towards Mametz Wood. When the photograph was taken two coachloads of tourists were visiting the site - accessed over tracks across farmland. This memorial was made from Welsh steel, in a furnace fired by South Wales coal, mounted on a Forest of Dean sandstone plinth. The dragon taken from the badge of the 38th Division. The Attack on Mametz Wood, July 7-14, 1916 took place at the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. It is sited in the middle of farmland below the crest of ridge looking over a shallow valley to the edge of the Mametz Wood.
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British - Welsh.
War memorials -- France
Sculpture, British -- 1900-2000
Monuments -- France
Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
World War, 1914-1918