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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

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How many graves are at the Thiepval Memorial?

600; 300 French and 300 British

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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

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Who commissioned the Thiepval Memorial?

The Imperial War Graves Commission

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When was the Thiepval Memorial built?

Between 1928 and 1932

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Who unveiled the Thiepval Memorial and when?

Prince of Wales Edward on August 1, 1932

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What French president attended the commissioning of Thiepval?

Albert Lebrun

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Who was president of the Imperial War Graves Commission in 1932?

Prince Edward of Wales

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Who designed Thiepval?

Sir Ediwn Landseer Lutyens

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Where did Lutyens design many important buildings?

In Delhi, India

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When was Lutyens knighted?

In 1918

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When was Lutyens made a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Arts?

In 1921

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Where did Lutyens create memorials to World War One and other conflicts?

Europe, South Arica and Canada

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What were the two most important memorials that Lutyens designed?

Thiepval Memorial and the Cenotaph at Whitehall

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What was the structure that served as the focal point for the Allied Victory Parade in 1919?

The Cenotaph at Whitehall

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Where is Thiepval located?

Near the village of Thiepval in Picardie, a region in Northern France

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How many med died on the first day of fighting at the Somme?

Almost 20,000

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How many lives were lost in the Somme region of France during World War One?

Nearly 1 million lives

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When did the most active period of fighting at the Somme occur?

Between July 1, 1916 and November of 1916

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How high is the Thiepval memorial?

150 feet tall

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What stone is used with the red brick at the Thiepval Memorial?

Portland stone

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Where is Portland stone quarried?

On the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England

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What buildings is Portland stone used in?

The Palace of Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower Bridge and Whitehall Cenotaph

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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

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What is the center point of the Thiepval Memorial's arch?

The Stone of Remembrance