Battle of Courcelette

Work is now underway on a supplement covering the Battle of the Somme. Here is a map and an aerial photograph of Courcelette. Both are overlaid with information about the attack from the 22nd Canadian Infantry Battalion - the‘Van Doos’:

Courcelette 15 Sept 1916
Courcelette aerial photo
Courcelette 22 Btn example


Here is a German photo of Courcelette taken before the attack on 15 September, 1915:

Courcelette photo RIR 210


And here is the map from Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 210:

RIR 210 map



Robert Dunlop 2014 to date