Edwin Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval in Northern France, visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists, is arguably the finest structure erected by any British architect in the twentieth century. It is the principal, tangible expression of the defining event in Britain's experience and memory of the Great War, the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916, and it bears the names of 73,000 soldiers whose bodies were never found at the end of that bloody and futile campaign.
Publication date: 31/03/2016
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
|Publication date:||31st March 2016|
|Publisher:||Profile Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, History, World War One Literature,|
|Categories:||Memorials, monuments, Battles & campaigns, First World War, European history,|
Gavin Stamp is a well known architectural historian and writer. He has taught at Glasgow School of Art and held a research post at Cambridge. He lives in London.More About Gavin Stamp