Memorial to the First Australian Division, Pozières, France

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WAR MEMORIALS / Images from The Somme

. The village was completely destroyed in World War I during what became the Battle of Pozières (23 July–7 August 1916), which was part of the Battle of the Somme. The village was subsequently rebuilt, and is now the site of several war memorials. The Australian flag flies over Pozières in recognition of the sacrifice of the ANZACs in the Battle of Pozières. Amongst the British and other Commonwealth forces who fought at Pozières, the Australians suffered over 5,000 killed, wounded or taken prisoner.

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Comments (7)

Roger Powell on October 2, 2013

A nice simple memorial.

Stuart Smith on October 2, 2013

I believe there are 130 or more cemeteries and memorials in the Somme region. Wikipedia

GasGasL€X on October 5, 2013

Just a superb image Stuart !!

Stuart Smith on October 6, 2013

It's a superb place....

Stuart Smith on October 12, 2013

There's a striking similarity HERE

Roger Narbonne on January 30, 2016

Hello, Stuart Smith. I like this beautiful shooting and very good pleasant photo. I know the Battle of Pozieres or more than five million Australians died for France, For this photo I ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Like 4.

Greetings city Narbonneof France, Roger. Good day to you.

Stuart Smith on January 30, 2016

Hi Roger.... back in those days Australia's population was just under 5 Million though the casualties suffered were substantial in relation to the size of our nation.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 1, 2013
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    by Stuart Smith
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ40
    • Taken on 2013/09/30 12:13:46
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1300)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash