Please Note:

Your browser does not support the currently preferred methods of web site design and development. In particular, Microsoft has withdrawn support for Internet Explorer. Consequently, we can no longer justify providing additional resources for browsers that will increasingly become inappropriate.

All information should still be available to you within a basic user experience.

However, although we supported IE right to the end, we recommend that you now look for an alternative browser such as Edge, Firefox, Chrome, etc. All of these are automatically updated to include support for new technologies.

Butte de Warlencourt logoicon showing 3 bars, indicating a link to a menu


The Butte & Surrounding Area From World War One Onwards

Below are links to several articles which we think that you will find of interest. We are absolutely delighted to publish here an article written by renowned historian Jack Sheldon regarding the Butte as seen from a German perspective in the autumn of 1916. The other nice articles cover the four main attacks on the Butte in 1916, the report by Roland Boys Bradford VC following the attack of 5 November 1916 and details of the new second main enemy in the autumn of 1916 - the dreaded Somme Mud. We have just added a small piece regarding the DLI Memorial Cross located in Durham Cathedral. This cross was moved from the Butte in the 1920's