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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.

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2day Australian WW1 battlefield tour in Flanders the Somme from Lille and Arras

2day Australian WW1 battlefield tour in Flanders the Somme from Lille and Arras

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Discover the most important WWI battlefields, museums, and monuments on a 2-day sightseeing tour from Lille or Arras. Skip the stress of car rental and navigation, and relax in private end-to-end transportation on both days. The comprehensive itinerary takes you to a long list of locations which are of particular interest to Australians, including Fromelles and the Australian Memorial Park. Enjoy having entrance to all museums included, as well as a delicious lunch.
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3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

I am very flexible tours can be amended to go to visit some graves of your relatives. All tours are private. For transport I use a comfortable Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equiped for tours. I spent my life on these battlefields and I am guiding people since 20 years. I can provide a walker or a wheelchair.
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Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour in the Somme from Lille or Arras

Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour in the Somme from Lille or Arras

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Delve into World War I history on this 9-hour Australian and New Zealand Somme Battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. See Le Hamel Australian Memorial, the Jean and Denise Letaille Museum and Thiepval Memorial, the largest WWI memorial bearing the names of more than 73,000 soldiers. Lunch, entrance fees and round-trip transportation from your hotel are included.
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