This quote is printed on the back of our beautiful complimentary book from Scenic, about France. And today we visited another place that has long been on our list - The Somme.
One would need days to visit all of the cemeteries and memorials in this district - according to our Australian, French speaking guide , Miriam, there are 412 cemeteries in the Somme.
She painted for us a graphic picture of the conditions endured by the soldiers who fought here. Her account of the death toll here was both shocking and sobering, reinforced by the sight of the lines of white crosses at every memorial we either passed or visited