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Images Dated 2011

Choose from 18 pictures in our Images Dated 2011 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

Thiepval Memorial - Somme Battlefield Featured 2011 Image

Thiepval Memorial - Somme Battlefield

Memorial to the Missing.
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). Largest British war memorial stands almost 50m high.
Also Delhi Viceroy Palace - Serre #2 - Cenotaph.
Many nearby cemeteries were moved so as not to distract from impact
It records 72, 085 names of those UK & SA soldiers who died on Somme and have no-known grave July 1916 - Mar 20 1918. 90% of these come from 1st Somme Jly-Nov 1916.
Empire mssing:
Australians - Villers-Bretonneux New Zealand - Longeuval
Canada - Vimy Ridge
NeWfoundland - Beaumont Hamel
India - Neuve Chapelle
As recognition of the fact that French donated so much land for cemeteries it is joint Anglo-French cemetery with 300 from each nation here interred

© Mike St. Maur Sheil /

Sgt. Alvin C York, Medal of Honour - Argonne Featured 2011 Image

Sgt. Alvin C York, Medal of Honour - Argonne

Sgt. Alvin York: Medal of Honour
On Oct 8th 1918 2/Batt 328/Infantry was ordered to attack west from Ch-Ch towards a railway which was suppling the German forces encircling elements of 308/Infantry of 77/Division - the Lost Battalion - near Binarville.
Cpl. Alvin York managed to penetrate the German lines to the south of his units line of advance where he came under fire from a machine gun: York returned fire with his rifle and when charged by a group of Germans proceeded to shoot them with his.45 Colt automatic. In all he killed 21 men and then with the remnants of his squad took 132 Germans as prisoner and it was for this feat he received the Medal of Honour.
Today the location of his exploit is hotly contested but this shot is taken in the woods near Chaetl Chehery and is typical of the terrain where York performed his amazing feat of arms

© Mike St. Maur Sheil /