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Ulster Tower, The Somme

Ulster Tower, The Somme

This looked like a fairytale tower to me, although the reason for its origin was any but fairytale like. It was built to honour the men of the 36th (Ulster) division after their decimation in the Battle of the Somme. Trees around it were planted by survivors and the tower was a replica of Helen’s Tower in County Down where the men had trained.

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