“BEAUMONT HAMEL Newfoundland Park” by Nigel Cave

About the Book...

Supported by maps and photographs, this guidebook describes the fighting that took place around Beaumont Hamel, one of many villages along the Western Front of World War I.

The Dominion of Newfoundland purchased Newfoundland Park after the war, a decision which led to the creation of the finest trench park on the Western Front. The park was named to commemorate the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s tragic part in the action of July 1, 1916; the eighty-acre site included most of the ground over which the regiment attacked.

Today, Newfoundland Park is a memorial to all the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who fought in WWI, including those who have no known grave. It is one of only two Canadian Historic Sites outside Canada.


About the Author...

Nigel Cave is the editor of the WW1 books in the Battleground Europe series. He is a member of the Durand Group and has been involved in its underground investigations from its origins. He also has worked for some years with Veterans Affairs Canada.

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  1. When the Newfoundland regiment were billeted in Edinburgh during the Great War, some of the soldiers became friends of my Grandmother, one soldier of that regiment married her cousin. with that interest I visited the Beaumont Hamel park and later self published a book called The Trail of the Caribou,describing stories told me to my my grandmother

    Comment by Mr John Marshall — March 21, 2016 @ 4:41 pm

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