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Middle Earth of Tolkien

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The location of ‘‘Middle Earth’’ of the famous book of J.R.R. Tolkien ‘‘The Lord of the Rings” was inspired on the No-man’‘s land in this neighbourhood during World War I.  Tolkien was sent to the trenches. In June 1916 he was fighting with the Lancashire Fusiliers.  He occupied front line trenches in Beaumont-Hamel, Serre, the Leipzig Salient and the area of Thiepval. On 21 October 1916, he helped to capture Regina Trench. Some authorities state that he was struck by psycological problems and sent back to England. There he developed the mythology of ‘‘Middel Earth’’ where you will notice many parallels with the World War One horrors of good, bad and distruction.

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Linked themes: War, Literature

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