Memorial to the First Australian Division, Pozières, France

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. 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 (5)

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

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  • Uploaded on October 1, 2013
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    by Stuart Smith
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ40
    • Taken on 2013/09/30 12:13:46
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