Maricourt Destination Guide
Discover Maricourt in France!
Maricourt in the region of Picardie with it's 154 habitants is a town located in France - some 80 mi (or 129 km) North of Paris, the country's capital.
Local time in Maricourt is now 10:00 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Paris" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: London, The Hague, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Brussels or Albert. When in this area, you might want to check out Suzanne, Pozieres, Montauban-de-Picardie, Maurepas, Martinpuich and Bray-sur-Somme as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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CFCD steam - 080511-PTHS9161
Three steam locos on the P'tit Train de la Haute Somme - otherwise known as the CFCD. (Chemin de Fer Cappy-Dompierre)
Les Boeufs Guards Cemetary Somme
Taken during visit to the Somme in Feb 2008, very peaceful and an amazing sunset. Shame I didn't have a better camera to capture it
German M16 helmet dug up
German M16 stahlhelm dug up on WWI Battlefield. But after 95 years of laying underground there isn't much left of it. It was on a somme battlefield, we also found some howitzer shells and a gew98 that...
Eurostar goes so fast
Look at those poor cars & lorries going so slowly :) Taken somewhere between Paris & Lille, whilst on the way back to London
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Interesting facts about this location
Battle of Delville Wood
The Battle of Delville Wood 14 July—3 September, was an engagement in the 1916 Battle of the Somme in the First World War. It took place between the armies of the German Empire and allied British and empire forces. Delville Wood is to the north east of the town of Longueval in the département of the Somme in northern France.
Battle of Bazentin Ridge
The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, launched by the British Fourth Army at dawn on 14 July 1916, marked the start of the second phase of the Battle of the Somme. Dismissed beforehand by one French commander as "an attack organized for amateurs by amateurs", it turned out to be "hugely successful" for the British, in complete contrast to the disaster of the first day on the Somme.
Battle of Pozières
The Battle of Pozières was a two week struggle for the French village of Pozières and the ridge on which it stands, during the middle stages of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Though British divisions were involved in most phases of the fighting, Pozières is primarily remembered as an Australian battle. The fighting ended with the Allied forces in possession of the plateau north and east of the village, and in a position to menace the German bastion of Thiepval from the rear.
Sausage Valley was the name given by British soldiers during the First World War to a shallow valley south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département, France. Sausage Valley was so named because the Germans would fly an observation balloon, known as a "sausage", at the head of the valley. The neighbouring valley to the north of La Boisselle was therefore logically known as Mash Valley.
Located at 49.98, 2.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Battle of Mouquet Farm
The Battle of Mouquet Farm, which began on 5 August 1916, was part of the Battle of the Somme and followed the Battle of Pozières. The farm was eventually captured on 26 September by No. 16 Section of the 6th East Yorkshire Pioneers.
Located at 49.98, 2.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
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