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  • Address: Pozieres, France
Pozieres is a small village in rural France that was the setting of a two-week confrontation during the Battles of Somme of World War I. It is where, between March and April 1918, the German Fifth Army was driven further out into the fields of Somme by overwhelmingly large numbers of British corps that were on a mission to compromise the nearby German bastion of Thiepval. Although it technically involved the British Empire, Pozières is really an Australian battle - seeing as it involved over 23,000 corps and that the Australian flag flies over several buildings in recognition of the sacrifice of the ANZACs – even though the cemetery does not bare any Australian names; instead, Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated at the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.

There are 2,758 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in the Pozières cemetery. As such, the memorial and cemetery comprise a stunning gateway building with open colonnade walkways, making way to the remains of a blockhouse named "Gibraltar" which was a three-meter-high blockhouse-observation point. It also contains the Tank Memorial, with four small-scale models of the tanks used by the British between 1916 and 1918 – the first army to use tanks.

Practical Info

Pozieres is located 82 kilometers south of Lille in northern France. It can be reached by car in one hour via route A1; the memorial and cemetery are a south-west of the Pozieres on the north side of road D929 between Albert and Pozieres.

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ANZAC Day Memorial Services and Battlefield Tour from Arras and Amiens, Arras, null

ANZAC Day Memorial Services and Battlefield Tour from Arras and Amiens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Fully-guided coach tour commencing from Arras or Amiens, visiting the Dawn Service at Villers Bretonneux Australian Memorial, Villers Bretonneux town. You will ...  Read more

Location: Arras, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.36
Small-Group Day Trip Somme Battlefields with John Monash Centre from Paris, Paris, Historical & ... 

Small-Group Day Trip Somme Battlefields with John Monash Centre from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take an unforgettable day trip from Paris to the Somme battlefields where the bloodiest battles of World War I were fought. The guide will help you learn ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.95

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