Montauban-de-Picardie is a
commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern
commune is situated on the D64 road, some northeast of Amiens.
First World War
The village lies on the First World
battlefield of the Battle of the Somme
lay close behind the German front-line and was turned into a
fortified strongpoint. On 1 July, 1916, the first day on the Somme
, the village
was seized by the British 30th
in one of the few successful British advances of the
day. In the village itself there is a monument to the Liverpool and
Manchester 'Pals', who, as part of the 30th Division, were the
first to reach the village.
|Starting in 1962: Population