Flashcards in Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme Deck (25)
Who does the Thiepval Memorial recognize?
The 72,000 British and South African soldiers who have no known graves, having fallen at this battle site between 1915 and 1918
How many graves are at the Thiepval Memorial?
600; 300 French and 300 British
How are the French and British graves differentiated by in Thiepval Memorial?
The French are marked with crosses and the British with white, rectangular stones
Who commissioned the Thiepval Memorial?
The Imperial War Graves Commission
When was the Thiepval Memorial built?
Between 1928 and 1932
Who unveiled the Thiepval Memorial and when?
Prince of Wales Edward on August 1, 1932
What French president attended the commissioning of Thiepval?
Who was president of the Imperial War Graves Commission in 1932?
Prince Edward of Wales
Who designed Thiepval?
Sir Ediwn Landseer Lutyens
Where did Lutyens design many important buildings?
In Delhi, India
When was Lutyens knighted?
When was Lutyens made a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Arts?
Where did Lutyens create memorials to World War One and other conflicts?
Europe, South Arica and Canada
What were the two most important memorials that Lutyens designed?
Thiepval Memorial and the Cenotaph at Whitehall
What was the structure that served as the focal point for the Allied Victory Parade in 1919?
The Cenotaph at Whitehall
Where is Thiepval located?
Near the village of Thiepval in Picardie, a region in Northern France
How many med died on the first day of fighting at the Somme?
How many lives were lost in the Somme region of France during World War One?
Nearly 1 million lives
When did the most active period of fighting at the Somme occur?
Between July 1, 1916 and November of 1916
How high is the Thiepval memorial?
150 feet tall
What stone is used with the red brick at the Thiepval Memorial?
Where is Portland stone quarried?
On the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England
What buildings is Portland stone used in?
The Palace of Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower Bridge and Whitehall Cenotaph
What are the tablets in Thiepval Memorial engraved with?
The names of 72,000 soldiers, organized by regiment who went missing and whose bodies were never identified