World War One Sites

Use our WWI sites guide to explore World War One Sites and the battlefields, memorials and museums that commemorate the First World War.

For many people, visiting World War One sites can be one of the most immersive ways to learn about the conflict known as the “Great War”. Today, World War One sites ranging from museums and memorials to battle sites and airfields all stand in testimony to this terrible conflict. You can explore our selection of these WWI sites below and also filter these results by country, region or town by visiting our WWI sites map.

Whether you’re interested in the Western Front or the Gallipoli Campaign, we’ve set out many of the World War 1 sites around the globe. Once you’ve explored the list of  WW1 sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring World War One sites.

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1. Somme battlefields

Incorporating several World War One sites, these battlefields are the locations at which the infamous Battle of the Somme was fought from July to November 1916. The Battle of the Somme was renowned for the exceptionally high number of casualties borne by the Allied forces.

The Circuit of Remembrance is a route touring the Somme battlefields in France. The Battle of the Somme was an infamous First World War battle from July to November 1916, renowned for the controversial tactics employed by British forces and the exceptional number of casualties borne by the Allied forces. A... Read More

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2. Fort Douaumont

Built following the Franco-Prussian wars, this fort acted as a shelter for locals during the Battle of Verdun. However, in the confusion, it was soon captured and destroyed by the Germans. Today, it remains one of the least changed of the World War 1 sites, with visitors able to see it as it was at the end of the war.

Fort Douaumont (Fort de Douamont) was originally constructed in around 1885 following the Franco-Prussian wars, with ongoing works carried out until just before the First World War. As a fully fortified structure with sophisticated weaponry and a sunken position on high ground, Fort Douaumont was considered to be a vital defensive... Read More

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3. Lochnagar Crater

This is one of the more vivid of World War I sites, it being the vast crater left behind by one of the first mine explosions of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.

The Lochnagar Crater (Lochnagar Mine Crater) located in the village of La Boisselle in France’s Picardie region, is the site where one of the first explosions of the Battle of the Somme took place on 1 July 1916. Set off by British forces at 7:28am, the mine which created the Lochnagar... Read More

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4. Anzac Cove

One of the most important World War 1 sites of the Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, Anzac Cove was where Australian and New Zealander troops landed on 25 April 1915. Today, it is home to numerous war memorials.

Anzac Cove in Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula was the site where Australian and New Zealander troops landed on 25 April 1915. The Anzac Cove landings were part of the Gallipoli Campaign, an effort by the Commonwealth and by the French to remove Turkey from World War I. In fact, the troops were... Read More

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5. Menin Gate

This is a famous monument is one of the most significant World War 1 sites in Ypres and is a memorial to the British and Commonwealth troops who went missing in action in Belgium during this conflict.

Menin Gate (Menenpoort) is an impressive gateway in Ypres, Belguim which commemorates those British and Commonwealth soldiers who went missing in action in Belgium during World War One. Ypres, now known by its Flemish name of Ieper, was a vital strategic point during the war and the site of fierce fighting,... Read More

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Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

This World War One site is a cemetery on the location of the Battle of Belleau Wood (1-26 June 1918), where American marines prevented German forces from crossing the Marne River, thus securing the area.

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery is a World War I cemetery on the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood, which took place from 1 June to 26 June 1918. The Battle of Belleau Wood saw American marines stop the German army from crossing the Marne River, halting their progress and securing the... Read More

Ari Burnu Cemetery

This Commonwealth military graveyard is the burial site of 252 soldiers who died in the Gallipoli campaign.

Ari Burnu Cemetery in Gallipoli in Turkey was originally established in 1915, during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. It houses the graves of 252 Commonwealth soldiers who died during the eight month attempt to remove Turkey from the war. Of these graves, 42 are unidentified. Ari Burnu Cemetery... Read More

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Arlington National Cemetery

This famous US military cemetery commemorates all American soldiers who died for their country and is also the site of the Tomb of the Unknowns, one of whom is an unidentified soldier from World War I.

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is both a military burial site and an iconic monument to fallen soldiers. Initially, the site of Arlington Cemetery began as a house – Arlington House – built in memory of President George Washington. The house, which still stands today, then became the property of... Read More

Averof Museum

The most famous Greek warship, the Averof saw action for over 40 years including during the two world wars.

The Georgios Averof is the most famous of all Greek warships and was in service for over 40 years, including seeing action during both world wars. Today the Averof is home to a maritime and nautical museum in Athens. Launched in 1911, the warship was built at the Orlando Shipyards in... Read More

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Bucharest Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Bucharest Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a national Romanian World War I monument.

The Bucharest Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Mormantul Soldatului Necunoscut) is a national Romanian monument commemorating the soldiers who died for the country in World War I.... Read More

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Canadian National War Memorial

The Canadian National War Memorial commemorates losses from World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

The Canadian National War Memorial commemorates losses from World War I and, since 2000, it has also come to represent those who fell in World War II and the Korean War. A large granite cenotaph located in Ottawa, the Canadian National War Memorial is also home to the Canadian Tomb... Read More

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Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is the national military history museum.

The Canadian War Museum (Musee Canadien De La Guerre) is the national military history museum. With over 2,000 artefacts on display ranging from weapons to vehicles as well as photos, interactive and artistic exhibits, the Canadian War Museum looks at the military history of Canada. It focuses particularly... Read More

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Chateau-Thierry American Monument

One of the main American World War 1 sites, the Chateau-Thierry American Monument commemorates US soldiers who fought in this war. A grand memorial, it overlooks the River Marne, site of two important battles.

The Chateau-Thierry American Monument, sometimes known as the Hill 204 Monument, commemorates those American soldiers who fought in the region during World War I, such as those who took part in the Second Battle of the Marne. Overlooking the River Marne, the granite structure of the Chateau-Thierry American Monument is a... Read More

Cimetière Chinois de Nolette

One of the lesser known World War 1 sites, Cimetière Chinois de Nolette is home to the graves of 849 Chinese workers who perished in the “Great War”.

Cimetière Chinois de Nolette or the Nolette Chinese Cemetery in France is the burial place of 849 Chinese workers who died during World War One. Brought by the British from the colonies to help build the military infrastructure, most of these workers died from an outbreak of cholera. Cimetière Chinois de... Read More

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College Park Aviation Museum

This is a museum of the history of aviation, including that of World War One.

In addition to being the longest operating airport in the world and the site where Wilbur Wright – one of the Wright brothers – trained the first aviators, College Park Aviation Museum in Maryland is now a museum which explores the history of aviation, including the World War One era.... Read More

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Douaumont Ossuary

This vast memorial, museum and cemetery commemorates those soldiers who lost their lives in the fierce Battle of Verdun (21 February 1916-December 1916). This site is home to the bones of 130,000 unknown soldiers.

The Douaumont Ossuary in Verdun, France, is a memorial site to the soldiers who died whilst fighting in the Battle of Verdun during the First World War. The Battle of Verdun was one of the fiercest during World War One, lasting from 21 February 1916 to December 1916 and resulting... Read More

Dunkirk Cemetery and Memorial

Whilst Dunkirk is usually associated with World War Two, this cemetery contains the graves of soldiers from both this conflict and WWI.

The Dunkirk Cemetery and Memorial are located near the site where hundreds of thousands of allied troops were evacuated as part of Operation Dynamo – the historic campaign to rescue cut off troops from advancing German forces during World War II. Dunkirk had also played an important role as an... Read More

Endless Column Complex

The Endless Column Complex is a set of three sculptures commemorating Romania’s war heroes from World War One.

The Endless Column Complex is a set of three sculptures commemorating Romania’s war heroes from World War One. It is comprised of the striking 30 metre-high Endless Column, the Table of Silence and the Gate of the Kiss.... Read More

Essex Farm Cemetery

Essex Farm Cemetery is a CWGC cemetery and famed as the site where John McCrae wrote 'In Flanders Fields'.

Essex Farm Cemetery is a CWGC cemetery just north of Ypres where 1,199 World War I servicemen were buried, 102 of which were unidentified. Several divisions used the Essex Farm Cemetery, including the 49th (West Riding) Division and 38th (Welsh) Division During the war, the site of Essex Farm Cemetery was... Read More

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Etaples Military Cemetery

The Etaples Military Cemetery is a commonwealth cemetery built on the former site of a WW1 military hospital.

The Etaples Military Cemetery stands on the former site of a vast military hospital complex used by the Allies during the First World War. At its height, over 100,000 troops would have been camped here, either in training from the front or receiving treatment for wounds sustained. The hospitals themselves could... Read More

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Fort Lytton

Fort Lytton is an important historic site. Built in 1881 and used for the defence of Brisbane until the end of the Second World War, it is a pentagonal fortress concealed behind grassy embankments

Fort Lytton is a 19th century fortress which formed the focus of Queensland’s defensive forces and was used to protect Brisbane until the end of World War II. Built in 1881, it was constructed in typical pentagonal shape, hidden within a grassy mound and surrounded by a moat. Fort Lytton... Read More

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Fort Vaux

Situated just outside Verdun, this nineteenth century fort was famously defended by French forces in the Battle of Verdun before falling to the Germans. It would be returned to the French later that same year.

Fort Vaux or 'Fort De Vaux', located just outside Verdun, was a nineteenth century defensive structure which was fiercely defended by French forces during the Battle of Verdun in World War One. It was the second such fort to be captured after the nearby Fort Douaumont. The soldiers refused to abandon... Read More

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Grey Point Fort

Grey Point Fort is a WWI era coastal defence battery and one of the best preserved early 20th century coastal forts anywhere in the British Isles.

Grey Point Fort is a coastal defence battery designed to defend the entrance to Belfast Lough which now houses a museum focusing on military history. Built in 1904 and operational in both World Wars, Grey Point Fort originally housed a number of large-calibre coastal guns designed to protect against naval attack. Throughout... Read More

Hill 60 Cemetery

Located in the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, this Commonwealth Graves Commission cemetery is one of the World War One sites for those solider who died in the Gallipoli Campaign.

The Hill 60 Cemetery in the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey is a Commonwealth Graves Commission burial site for 788 soldiers who died during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. The Hill 60 Cemetery is located on the site of the Battle of Hill 60. The Gallipoli Campaign was an eight... Read More

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Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum

The Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum contains an impressive partially-restored WWI trench system as well as artefacts and images from the site.

The Hill 62 Sanctuary Wood Museum near Ypres in Belgium contains an impressive partially restored British World War One trench system. Located near to the original front lines, the Sanctuary Wood Trenches were left in place by the owner of the land after the war and were preserved in-situ from that... Read More

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Historial de la Grande Guerre

Within reach of the World War I sites of the Battle of the Somme, this museum looks at the social and cultural effects of the Great War.

Historial de la Grande Guerre (the Museum of the Great War) in Peronne, France is dedicated to exploring the social and cultural effects of the First World War. Based near the site of the Battle of the Somme, Historial de la Grande Guerre offers an in-depth insight into World War... Read More

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Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is a London-based museum dedicated to world conflict and has several impressive exhibits about the First World War.

The Imperial War Museum is dedicated to exploring worldwide conflicts throughout history. The exhibitions in the London Imperial War Museum cover, amongst other things, different aspects of the First and Second World Wars including military history, the Holocaust, women’s roles in the conflicts, wartime artwork and the political issues of... Read More

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Imperial War Museum Duxford

Set in a World War One airfield, this museum looks at several aspects of military history and explores military history on land, by air and by sea.

Duxford Imperial War Museum in Cambridge is dedicated to exploring Britain’s military history, particularly as it relates to air and maritime warfare. Duxford Imperial War Museum is fittingly located at Duxford Airfield, one of the best preserved First World War airfields. Most of the exhibits at the Duxford Imperial War Museum... Read More

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In Flanders Field Museum

Dedicated to World War One, this Belgian museum looks at the war from several different perspectives and is a comprehensive museum of both the First World War and Ypres’s role in the conflict.

The In Flanders Field Museum is a Belgian museum mostly dedicated to World War One and based on Cloth Hall, a medieval building. In Flanders Field looks at the Great War from four perspectives. The first is a personal view of the war, inviting visitors to meet characters who were in... Read More

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Irish Peace Tower

The Irish Peace Tower is an imposing 100-ft memorial to all First World War Irish casualties and remembers soldiers from both the Catholic and Protestant communities.

The Irish Peace Tower, also called the Island of Ireland Peace Park, is a memorial to all Irish casualties in World War One and remembers both those from the Catholic and Protestant communities. Opened in 1998 by then-President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, alongside Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom... Read More

Kabatepe Museum

Located amidst the World War 1 sites of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula, this museum exhibits items related to the Gallipoli Campaign.

The Kabatepe Simulation Center or Kabatepe Museum in Gallipoli in Turkey is houses a collection of historic items relating to the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. The Gallipoli Campaign saw French and Commonwealth forces engage in a war with Turkey – then the Ottoman Empire - in order to remove... Read More

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Konigstein Fortress

This medieval castle is Dresden has been everything from a stronghold to a prisoner of war camp during both World Wars.

Konigstein Fortress or Festung Königstein is a famous fortified structure near Dresden, Germany which has never been taken. It is unclear when Konigstein Fortress was first constructed, but mentions of a castle on the site go back to 1233. As a castle, Konigstein was used as a stronghold and a sixteenth... Read More

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Kranji War Cemetery

Used as a World War Two wartime hospital, Kranji War Cemetery is now a military graveyard including a number of World War I graves.

Kranji War Cemetery was founded as a hospital burial place during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. Following the war, it became a veterans’ cemetery and today Kranji War Cemetery in the northern Singapore region of Kranji is home to 4,458 marked graves. These graves belong to the... Read More

Kungsö Battery

The Kungso Battery in Aland was a World War I Russian fortification.

.The Kungso Battery in Aland, Finland was a World War I Russian fortification also known as Coastal Battery N 71. Although destroyed in 1919, some ruins of the Kungso Battery are still visible today with explanatory signs.... Read More

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Langemark Cemetery

Located at one of the World War 1 sites of the Battle of Ypres, this cemetery is where approximately 44,000 German troops are buried, many in mass graves.

Langemark Cemetery in Flanders, Belgium, is the burial site of around 44,000 German soldiers who fought in the First World War. Many of the graves at Langemark Cemetery are mass graves. Langemark was the site of one of the battles which together made up the Battle of Ypres between German and... Read More

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Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme

This museum has reconstructed the train line once used to move supplies to and from the front line during the Battle of the Somme, complete with traditional steam and diesel trains.

Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme (the Somme train line) is a reconstruction of the original train line used to transport supplies to and from the battlefield during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. Le P’tit Train de la Haute Somme still operates today as a tourist... Read More

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Lone Pine Cemetery

This is a Commonwealth cemetery located on one of the World War 1 battle sites of the Gallipoli Campaign and housing the graves of over a thousand casualties of this episode of the war.

Lone Pine Cemetery in the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey is the final resting place of 1,167 Commonwealth troops, 504 unidentified, who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign, an eight month effort during World War I to remove the Ottoman Empire from the war. Named after a single tree that grew there and... Read More

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Lone Pine Memorial

This is a memorial to Australian and New Zealand casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

The Lone Pine Memorial in Gallipoli in Turkey commemorates over 4,900 New Zealand and Australian soldiers who perished in the Anzac area and who have no known grave during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. The Gallipoli Campaign involved troops from throughout the Commonwealth and from France. It was an... Read More

Louvemont

Formerly a village but now utterly silent, Louvemont is said to have “died for France” because the extent of the damage caused to it during the war meant it was abandoned. This is one of the more haunting of World War One sites.

Louvemont near Bras-Sur-Meuse in France, was once a small French village. However, when the Battle of Verdun broke out in 1916, Louvemont became one of the “villages that died for France”. It was so badly damaged by war that Louvemont was never again occupied, becoming a ghost of its past. Very... Read More

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Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

A museum all about the Battle of Passchendaele including details of the World War One sites in the area, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 provides a comprehensive account of the battle.

The Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, also known as the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, is a Belgian museum dedicated to the Battle of Passchendaele. The Battle of Passchendaele was one of numerous battles which made up the Battle of Ypres in World War One and has become an iconic symbol of the futility... Read More

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Museum of the Great War

The Museum of the Great War guides visitors through the years of the First World War using a vast archive of objects, that are displayed across multimedia exhibitions.

The Museum of the Great War guides visitors through the years of the First World War using a vast archive of objects, that are displayed across multimedia exhibitions. Housed within an impressive contemporary structure, the museum is located in the city of Meaux, France. Since opening in 2011, it has become... Read More

National World War I Museum

The US National World War I Museum is a comprehensive museum of the history and legacy of this global conflict.

The US National World War I Museum chronicles the events of the conflict that engulfed thirty-six countries around the globe from 1914 to - at least officially - 1919. From the origins of the conflict to the experiences of those who went through it and its aftermath, the National World... Read More

Newfoundland Memorial

This is a memorial to the Canadian troops who fought in the First World War. It is located on the site of fierce fighting during the Battle of the Somme.

The Newfoundland Memorial, located in the town of Beaumont-Hamel in France’s Picardie region is a commemoration of the Canadian forces’ efforts during the First World War, particularly the Battle of the Somme. The Battle of the Somme was made up of a series of battles in this region of France and,... Read More

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery is a World War I cemetery and memorial containing the grave of 6,012 American soldiers who lost their lives in this conflict.

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery is a World War I cemetery and memorial containing the grave of 6,012 American soldiers who lost their lives in this conflict. This article is a stub and is currently being expanded by our editorial team.... Read More

Passchendaele New British Cemetery

This is a World War 1 graveyard located near the site of the Battle of Passchendaele and managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Passchendaele New British Cemetery is a World War One graveyard and memorial site in the town of Zonnebeke, Belgium near the battlefield of Passchendaele. The Battle of Passchendaele was a fierce conflict in the First World War and part of the Battle of Ypres. Comprised of three levels and designed by... Read More

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Ploegsteert Memorial

The Ploegsteert Memorial commemorates over 11,000 British and South African servicemen who died in this region during WWI and have no known grave.

The Ploegsteert Memorial near the French-Belgium border commemorates over 11,000 British and South African servicemen who died in this region during World War One and have no known grave. Located around 10 miles south of Ypres, the Ploegsteert Memorial is one of a number of such sites in the area which... Read More

Pozieres

One of the First World War sites which played host to one of the clashes of the Battle of the Somme, the village of Pozieres was an important German stronghold in the war. Today, visitors can gain an insight into this battle with memorials, signposts and information panels as well as a museum.

Pozieres in France was the site of the Battle of Pozieres in World War I. Starting in the summer of 1916, the Battle of Pozieres was the first of numerous battles together known as The Battle of the Somme. Before the battle, the village of Pozieres was a vital strategic... Read More

Quinn’s Post Cemetery

A strategic point for Anzac troops during the Galliplo Campaign, this is now the site of a Commonwealth cemetery.

Quinn’s Post Cemetery is a Commonwealth World War I graveyard for those killed during the Gallipoli Campaign. Quinn’s Post was a vital strategic point for the New Zealand and Australian forces which saw fierce fighting throughout the eight month Gallipoli Campaign. Quinn’s Post was named after Major Hugh Quinn of the... Read More

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Home of the WWII submarine HMS Alliance, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum is a family-orientated, interactive museum detailing the history of British submarine warfare.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is located a stone’s throw away from the busy historic Portsmouth docks. As home to HMS Alliance and four other submarines including the Royal Navy’s first submarine, Holland I, the museum takes an interactive approach to history; visitors can walk in and around the five... Read More

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Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery is a WWI Commonwealth cemetery containing the remains of soldiers who were killed in the region during the conflict.

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery near Ypres is a First World War Commonwealth cemetery containing the remains of soldiers who were killed in the conflict. The area around Sanctuary Wood Cemetery was close to the front lines during the 1914 Battle of Ypres and was also the scene of the 1915 Battle of... Read More

Serbian Monument to the Unknown Hero

The Serbian Monument to the Unknown Hero is in memory of the victims of World War I and the Balkan Wars.

The Serbian Monument to the Unknown Hero (Spomenik Neznanom junaku) was built in memory of the victims of World War I as well as the Balkan Wars. It is located on the former site of the medieval Zrnov fortress.... Read More

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Suomenlinna Fortress

Suomenlinna Fortress is an impressive, UNESCO-listed 18th century maritime fortification complex which has been property of the Swedish, the Russians and the Finnish.

Suomenlinna Fortress is an impressive 18th century maritime fortification complex spread over eight islands in Helsinki and which has been property of the Swedish, the Russians and the Finnish. Considered an excellent example of the military architecture of the period, Suomenlinna Fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Swedish Period Begun... Read More

The Brest-Hero Fortress

The Brest-Hero Fortress played an important role in 20th century military history.

The Brest-Hero Fortress, also known simply as the Brest Fortress (Bresckaa krepasc), played an important role in 20th century history. Begun in 1830, the Brest-Hero Fortress became an active military site on 26 April 1842. Since then it has played important roles in several conflicts including both World Wars... Read More

The Canakkale Martyrs Memorial

This is a vast monument dedicated to the Turkish soldiers who perished in the Gallipoli Campaign.

The Canakkale Martyrs Memorial, also known as Şehitler Abidesi, is a Turkish monument to the 253,000 Turkish soldiers who died in the Gallipoli Campaign. This campaign, known in Turkey as the Canakkale Wars, took place in Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula. It was launched on 25 April 1915 by the Commonwealth and the... Read More

The Chapel of the Souvenir Francais

This chapel commemorates the French troops who fought in World War I, particularly those French soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme.

The Chapel of the Souvenir Francais is a memorial church to the French soldiers who fought in the First World War, particularly the Battle of the Somme. It was originally founded by the du Bos family, who lost their son in the battle on 25 September 1916 and who wanted... Read More

The Franco Australian Museum

One of the World War One sites dedicated to exploring this history of this war, The Franco Australian Museum focuses on the role of Australian in the conflict.

The Franco Australian Museum in Villers-Bretonneux in France is one of the sites along the route dedicated to First World War history, known as the Circuit of Remembrance. The Franco Australian Museum looks at the role played by Australian forces during the World War I. A small museum based on the... Read More

The Helles Memorial

This impressive memorial is dedicated to those who died in the eight month Gallipoli Campaign, especially those with no known grave.

The Helles Memorial in Cape Helles in Turkey is a vast obelisk monument commemorating the tens of thousands of those who died in the Gallipoli Campaign, particularly those with no known grave. The Gallipoli Campaign, brainchild of Winston Churchill, was an effort by the Commonwealth and the French during the First... Read More

The Hill 60 New Zealand Memorial

Set at the World War 1 site of the Battle of Hill 60, this is a memorial to the New Zealand soldiers who died in this clash.

The Hill 60 New Zealand Memorial in the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey is a monument to the New Zealand soldiers who died in the Battle of Hill 60 and who have no known grave. The Battle of Hill 60 was a successful attack by Commonwealth forces to capture this hill from... Read More

The Liberty Memorial

The Liberty Memorial is a US national World War I monument in Kansas City in Missouri.

The Liberty Memorial is a US national World War I monument in Kansas City in Missouri. It commemorates those soldiers who died in this war and was dedicated in 1926. The Liberty Memorial is also home to the National World War I Museum and, in fact, you can enter... Read More

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The London Royal Air Force Museum

The London Royal Air Force Museum offers a great overview of the history of aviation in combat and includes two hangars dedicated to World War I.

The Royal Air Force Museum (RAF Museum) in Hendon in North London has a series of exhibitions dedicated to the history of the RAF and aviation in general. Housing a fantastic collection of over 100 aircraft, the RAF museum has an impressive selection of planes including some of the most... Read More

The Marasesti Mausoleum

The Marasesti Mausoleum is an elaborate Romanian World War I monument.

The Marasesti Mausoleum is an elaborate World War I monument dedicated to the Romanian troops who died in a famous battle with German forces. Completed in 1938, this impressive monument took over 15 years to finish. The Battle of Marasesti was fought between 6 August and 8 September 1917... Read More

The Somme 1916 Museum

This is a museum all about the Battle of the Somme, including uniforms, weapons and a trenches exhibit.

The Somme 1916 Museum is part of the Circuit of Remembrance, a tour of the Picardie region of France dedicated to the Battle of the Somme. The Battle of the Somme was one of the most brutal battles of the First World War. Based in a former crypt in the town... Read More

The Trench of Death

The Trench of Death is a network of First World War trenches in Belgium.

The Trench of Death (De Dodengang) in Diksmuide, Belgium dates to the First World War and, as its name suggests, was amongst the most treacherous of trench systems and had areas of no man’s land as small as 50 metres wide. Well preserved and signposted, the Trench of Death site... Read More

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Thiepval Memorial

The Thiepval Memorial is a Commonwealth memorial dedicated to over 72,000 servicemen who died in the Somme region during WWI.

The Thiepval Memorial is a Commonwealth memorial dedicated to over 72,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom and South Africa who died in the Somme region during World War One and have no known grave. Over 90% of those listed died in the devastating 1916 Battle of the Somme. Consisting of a... Read More

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Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery is a WW1 Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium and the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world.

Tyne Cot Cemetery is a First World War Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium and, in terms of burials, is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world. The cemetery is positioned on the site of a German fortified stronghold which was captured by the 3rd Australian Division during the Battle of Passchendaele.... Read More

Ulster Memorial Tower

This is a 70-foot high replica of Helen’s Tower in Northern Ireland and it commemorates the men of Ulster who died in World War I.

The Ulster Memorial Tower in Thiepval in France is a 70-foot high stone structure built as a memorial to the men of Ulster who fought and gave their lives during World War I. The first memorial to be built on the Western Front, the Ulster Memorial Tower is a... Read More

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Verdun Memorial

A museum and a memorial, this site is set at the location of one of the World War One sites of the Battle of Verdun.

The Verdun Memorial (Mémorial de Verdun) is both a memorial site and a museum located in the Verdun Battlefield in France. The Battle of Verdun was a fierce clash between French and German forces in 1916 during the First World War which resulted in hundreds of thousands of casualties. The Verdun... Read More

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Vimy Ridge Memorial

The Vimy Ridge Memorial commemorates the more than 60,000 Canadians who lost their lives in th First World War.

The striking Vimy Ridge Memorial is dedicated to the more than 60,000 Canadians who lost their lives in World War One. Located on the site of a major victory by Canadian forces, the Battle of Vimy Ridge took place on 9th – 12th April 1917. During this action, the four divisions... Read More

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Vis-En-Artois Cemetery

This is a First World War Commonwealth graveyard in France’s Pas de Calais region.

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery is a burial site of Canadian and British soldiers who died in the First World War located between the villages of Vis-En-Artois and Haucourt. Canadian forces took these villages in August 1918 and Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, which originally held 430 graves belonging to fallen Canadian soldiers and some from the... Read More