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Wonderful Memorial

This is a stunning Memorial for the Welsh Troops the Dragon stands proud overlooking the woods... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Howlo
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
What a tragic place

4000 killed or wounded in a few days to capture Mamtez Wood. Stand by the monument and reflect and... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
SmilerP
,
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Le Village, Mametz, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stunning Memorial for the Welsh Troops the Dragon stands proud overlooking the woods where the battle occurred and it clutches barbed wire in its claws and is sending fire across the valley.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

4000 killed or wounded in a few days to capture Mamtez Wood. Stand by the monument and reflect and then walk between the fields down to the woods. One can still see the shell holes even though the site is now over grown. A sad...More

Thank SmilerP
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The monument stands above the road and the red dragon on its top is superb both as a tribute and as a symbol of resistance. Mametz Wood is the wooded areas around this spot and a place of huge savagery and loss of life. This...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Makes the battlefield obvious, the view from the dragon is more or less the last view for many allied soldiers. go on to "storm" the wood (the path directly opposite) and come across many remembrances by other visitors. Wander the woods and you may see...More

Thank AdamM422
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Situated a distance from the village of Mametz, just keep following the signs and you will eventually get there. A lovely memorial to the 38th Welsh Division who lost over 4,000 men in the area in 1916, the red dragon is reached by climbing a...More

Thank Sally F
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Persevere with following the dragon signs from the village and you come to what is one of the most icons sites of the Somme battlefield. I expected it to be bigger somehow!? I think because you only see it photographed from below!! It's a really...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It takes a bit of a drive to get here, but the road signs help a lot. When I arrived at this memorial I was absolutely astounded to see this memorial in its setting in the middle of a former battlefield. I am glad that...More

Thank John16752024
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Memorial to Welsh soldiers is very poignant, with the barbed wire in the dragon's front paws. The messages in the woods opposite are equally moving, especially to a Welshman, like myself. be prepared to be emotionally moved.

Thank CliveGerrard
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This red Welsh dragon faces Mametz wood where many Welsh soldiers were involved in battle. The short distance form the rise where the memorial is placed to the wood demonstrates the task that was before the Welsh troops. They needed to cross the open ground...More

Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I've toured many sites around the Somme, this is not the easiest location to find but do make the effort. In respect for those who've laid down their lives We Will Remember Them.

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