Shell Holes in the Village of Thiepval, Somme, France.

Shell Holes in the Village of Thiepval, Somme, France.

The plan to attack and take Thiepval Ridge was formed after the Canadian victory at Courcelette on 15 September 1916. The ridge was positioned 1 000m from the current Canadian lines, and the task assigned to the 1st and 2nd Divisions was to cross the gap and push the Germans out of their strongly fortified, superior position. Both divisions would attack in full daylight at 12:35 on 26 September.

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