Supported by maps and
photographs, this guidebook describes the fighting that took place around
Beaumont Hamel, one of many villages along the Western Front of World War I.
The Dominion of Newfoundland
purchased Newfoundland Park after the war, a decision which led to the creation
of the finest trench park on the Western Front. The park was named to
commemorate the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s tragic part in the action of July
1, 1916; the eighty-acre site included most of the ground over which the
Today, Newfoundland Park is a
memorial to all the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who fought in WWI,
including those who have no known grave. It is one of only two Canadian
Historic Sites outside Canada..