1st Australian Division Memorial, Pozieres

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  • Worthy memorial to the many Aussies who perished here doing their job. Important to read ahead as to what happened here. It should also be noted the German Gibraltar bunker is in the copse trees... 
    Worthy memorial to the many Aussies who perished here doing their job. Important to read ahead as to what happened here. It should also be noted the German Gibraltar bunker is in the copse trees...  more »
  • The 1st Australian Division Memorial is a reminder of the heroic efforts of the Australian volunteer troops that took part in the battles of the Somme. The fighting around Pozieres was particularly... 
    The 1st Australian Division Memorial is a reminder of the heroic efforts of the Australian volunteer troops that took part in the battles of the Somme. The fighting around Pozieres was particularly...  more »
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  • The Gibraltar blockhouse was taken from the Germans when the Australian 1st Division attacked, took and held Pozières village between 23 and 26 July 1916. This was one of the many battles between 1 July and 19 November of that year known collectively as The Battle of the Somme. During the last week of July 1916 shells fell in their thousands on Australian soldiers in a village they had captured from the Germans. Here the men of the First Australian Division built their memorial in France. They remembered the tenacity with which they had held their ground and the comrades who had perished in the horror of those bombardments. Today you can still pull the shrapnel out of the ground, which is ofcourse a witness to the heavy bombardments.
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