Ovillers-la-Boisselle is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
Geography [ edit ]
The commune is situated on the D929 road, some 22 miles (35 km) northeast of
Population [ edit ]
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates
History [ edit ]
The commune consists of the two villages of Ovillers and La Boisselle, which were destroyed during
World War I. It was the site of heavy fighting during the 1916 Battle of the Somme, and particularly during the first day on the Somme (see Capture of La Boisselle).
Places of interest [ edit ]
Ovillers British Military Cemetery.
The Gordon Dump Cemetery.
Lochnagar Crater, testimony to the ravages of the Battle of the Somme is 100 metres in diameter and 30 metres deep. It was created on 1 July 1916, the first day of the battle when a huge British mine was detonated.
British trench (The Cheshires)
Lochnagar crater from World War I.
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