The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is in northern France. It is a war memorial to over 72,000 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme during the First World War, with no known grave.
“In the Shadow of Thiepval” is a digital exhibition that utilises five solar-powered Info Points (one Info Point and four Info Point Extenders) to provide information about the memorial, the site and ALL of the service personnel. The content was curated by our associates Fuzzy Duck and contains images and audio files to sensitively share the stories.
When visitors arrive at Thiepval they see the exhibition trailer, which contains the main Info Point. Visitors are invited to connect to the Info Point and as they explore the site they stay connected via the four Info Point extenders that are concealed within plinths with solar panels.
Working with the Info Point team throughout the Thiepval Interpretation project has been a pleasure. There were many challenges, but their expertise and fantastic product overcame everything that was thrown their way. Info-Point solar powered transmitter boxes are currently up and running at Thiepval, broadcasting our digital content free of mobile data charges or the need to download apps over Wi-Fi. Our visitors are now able to enjoy high quality digital content seamlessly with their own device. We will be looking to use this system again in the near future.Max Dutton, Historian, Commonwealth War Graves Commission