Fricourt

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Location
49°59'56"N
002°42'56"E
Country
 France
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Description

Fricourt is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography

Fricourt is situated on the D147 and D64 junction, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.

History

Fricourt is about a kilometre from Mametz. It was close to the front line for much of World War I and saw particularly fierce fighting during the 1916, first 1918 and second 1918 Battles of the Somme and the first, second and third Battles of Albert. Fricourt is also one of the sites where large mines were exploded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

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