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Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial

Rue de Contalmaison, 80360 Longueval, France
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The New Zealand Division took part in its first major action in two of the twelve Battles of the Somme, the Battle of of Bazentin Ridge, 14-17 July and the Battle of Delville Wood, 15 July - 3 September 1916.
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Rue de Contalmaison, 80360 Longueval, France
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The New Zealanders got touched up at Gallipoli like everyone else and landed in France some 15000 strong ! In just 3 weeks of fighting they lost approx 7000 of these men but in true Kiwi spirit they rose above and got to the end...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

So many soldier lost their lives so far away from their homelands. A moving and somber experience. So many cemeteries are scattered around this area. RIP.

Thank NZfour
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

As with all of the cemeteries of the First World War this is a thoughtful place to think about all of the people that died in this war. Magnificently kept by the CWGC.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cemetery in the depth of Caterpillar Valley. This place has seen some fierce fighting during the Somme campaign. Information found in the registers present at all CWGC sites teaches you about what happend in that specific location.

Thank Roy D
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Sadly many of my countrymen are buried here and in many other places in Northern France & Belgium. It was with respect that I travelled from New Zealand nearly 100 years from when the battle started on the Somme. The body of the unknown warrior...More

Thank mitsilad
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Facing eastward towards High Wood and Delville Wood, one of the saddest areas of the Somme Battlefield, a very thought provoking place amongst the trees and the birds,

Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

A vast yet beautiful WWI cemetery. A 'must visit' for any tour of the Somme battlefields. This palce gives one an idea of the extent of the human price paid in the "Great War'.

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

So many lives lost and so far from home. Like many other war cemeteries poignant and sobering. Not much car parking outside

Thank Jenni D
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

A sobering experience that was well worth the visit off the beaten track. Rows of well maintained headstones mark the graves of British and allied soldiers who died on the western front in WWI, many of whom are unknown. This site is a great reminder...More

Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Quiet spot for reflection. Well presented and moving. Information board gave facts on the memorial and a brief history of the battle at this point.

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