Where can I view footage of the event?

Footage of the event will be available on the BBC website until the end of July.

Where can I view photographs of the event?

Photographs from both events can be found on the Press Association’s flickr album for the event..

What other events can I attend to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme?

In addition to the commemorative events which took place place on 1 July at the Thiepval Memorial and in the UK, there are also plans in place to mark the 141 day duration of the Battle of the Somme:

141 days: Thiepval

To mark the 141 day duration of the Battle, The Royal British Legion will be hosting a daily service of commemoration at the Thiepval Memorial, from 2 July to 17 November 2016.

Each service will take place at 1150 (local time), providing the opportunity for Regimental Associations, communities and descendants to participate in the commemorations at Thiepval, and to mark a date which might have particular significance to them.

More details about the Legion’s plans, and how you or your organisation can get involved, can be found on the Legion’s 141 days page.

141 days: The Front

The other element of the 141 days programme is being coordinated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. They are supporting organisations, associations and groups which plan to hold commemorative events at cemeteries or regimental memorials across the Somme Battlefield.

Other events

Details of other events taking place around the UK can be found on the Imperial War Museums’ First World War Centenary website.