Newfoundland’s Great War involved far more than the tragic July 1916 disaster at Beaumont Hamel. This photo exhibition will present a dozen dramatic and evocative Newfoundland stories. Each reveals the war’s deep impact on people, communities and ideas, for those at home and those overseas, the traces of which are still seen and felt today.
A separate special display of historical photos, entitled July 1, 1916 – The Somme and Beaumont-Hamel, will hang next to Traces of the First World War – Newfoundland and Labrador until July 20, 2016. All of the photos in this special display are tied to the fighting at Beaumont-Hamel, a short-lived but devastating battle that decimated the Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916.
Image: Memorial, Beaumont Hamel
© Harry Palmer