Somme: The Welsh at Mametz Wood explained
The battle for Mametz Wood - the first major offensive of World War One for many Welsh soldiers - explained.
The 38th (Welsh) Division paved the way for control of the woodland - nearly a mile wide and more than a mile deep - in northern France.
Its capture was of key importance in the Battle of the Somme where Allied forces would fight the Germans on a 15-mile front for five months.
During a bloody five-day battle 3,993 Welsh soldiers were killed, went missing or were injured.
06 Jul 2016
- From the section Wales