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The Butte & Surrounding Area Before World War One

Below you will find links to a couple of articles which we think that you will find of interest. Firstly there are details regarding the 1870-1871 war in the Bapaume area where maybe worth noting to any visitor to the area that all the memorials mentioned are easily accessible. The second article is a nice summary of the background of the villages of Warlencourt and Eaucourt which together form the commune of Warlencourt-Eaucourt. These are located very close to the Butte as such. Thanks to Butte associate Blanche Crossan for supplying Bob with some fascinating papers regarding the Bapaume area before World War One. For info, Bob visited the local Societe Archeologique et Historique de Bapaume in Rue Jean Baptiste Lequette, Bapaume which is open every Wednesday. The guys there were very welcoming and helpful indeed, many thanks to them. This is well worth a short visit if you are in the area and have the time.