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Maintaining The Thiepval Memorial

15 November 2011

It's the biggest British battle memorial in the world and commemorates over 73,000 casualties, most of whom died during the First Battle of the Somme in 1916. The Thiepval Memorial also requires constant care from War Graves Commission staff, to ensure the fabric of this hugely important structure is in the best condition possible. This film examines what is involved in maintaining Thiepval.