Back in April we were joined on site by a press delegation who were visiting the Somme as part of the Historial de la Grande Guerre’s ‘The Missing of the Somme’ new exhibition. Further details can be found by clicking on the link: http://en.historial.org/Exhibitions/Exhibitions/The-Missing-of-the-Somme/Major-new-exhibition-at-Historial
One of the journalists was Martin Mace from ‘Britain at War’ magazine. June’s edition of the magazine includes a 30 page pullout special on the Missing of the Somme which includes a five page article on underground warfare at La Boisselle and our group’s work. There is also an article entitled ‘The Worst of the Worst’ (referring to casualties sustained on the 1st July 1916) focussing on the 34th Division’s attack at La Boisselle.
Another visitor that day was Derek Johnson from ITV Meridian News who arranged to come back to La Boisselle at the end of May’s archaeological dig. Derek visited us on 16 May and gained access to the newly opened tunnel entrance (W Incline) whilst also witnessing the ongoing work on the Granathof. His story and news report videos can be viewed by clicking on the following links:
Part 1 video and story: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2012-06-06/time-tunnel/