The Shrouds of the Somme artwork is a poignant display and commemorates the 72396 men who died at the Battle of the Somme who have no known grave.
Made from scrap metal, The Haunting is a tribute to soldiers killed in World War One.
“They call the people of Arras rats,” said my guide as we walked the limestone boves under the city, “It’s because we have these tunnels underground.” I had come to Arras to learn more about the World War One site and the battle but was enthralled to discover the medieval caves in the old town….
In this centenary year of the Battle of the Somme I really wanted to visit a First World War site. For me World War One has a special poignancy. I’m interested in the history but also the impact on society. When I got a ticket for the centenary service in France I was thrilled….