What Is The National Memorial of France?

Thiepval Memorial Is The National Memorial of France. The memorial, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was built between 1928 and 1932 and unveiled by the Prince of Wales, in the presence of the President of France, on 1 August 1932.

(originally scheduled for 16 May but due to the death of French President Doumer the ceremony was postponed until August). The memorial also serves as an Anglo-French Battle Memorial in recognition of the joint nature of the 1916.

offensive and a small cemetery containing equal numbers of Commonwealth and French graves lies at the foot of the memorial.


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