The Battle of Mametz Wood was part of the Battle of the Somme - one of the largest fought during the First World War.
- The memorial stands just outside the village of Mametz in Picardy, overlooking the wood that was the objective of the 1916 battle
- 4,000 men from the 38th Division were killed or wounded in the Battle of Mametz Wood
- More than 1m soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded in the Battle of the Somme
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