The Final 100 Days of the Centenary – August News from no.fifty6
Posted on 31st August 2018 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.
Another busy and varied month here. The weather in August started with the continued scorching dry spell but the second half saw more seasonal norms and finally some rain in the last week. The light for photography capturing this landscape has been beautiful with great sunsets, and the fields around us are nearly all harvested and being made ready for late summer reseeding. Just the tall maize and ubiquitous sugarbeet (betterave) remain in the fields. .
From a historical perspective, August 8th marked the start of the Battle of Amiens and the 100 Days Offensive Centenary - then the Battle of Albert and the final actions of the War which led to the Germans being pushed back and leading to the November Armistice. Our guests have continued to bring their personal stories of family members who sacrificed all in these last months of the War.