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... onto Villers-Bretonneux to visit the Australian War Memorial. The town of Fouilloy is dedicated to the Australian soldiers who halted the advance of the German army in 1918. A lot of the streets (or Rue) have Australian names such as Rue de Melbourne etc. The town has a sister city of Robinvale in Victoria and there is a sign just as you enter the town. ...
... how to get there. They told us to ignore all road closure signs and drive through. So Daddy drove like a crazy person. We saw a lot of graves from Australian, Canadian and New Zealanders. We also met many Australians and some even from Brisbane.
Then we headed to our hotel in Port-En-Bessin on the coast of Normandy.
... Trucking" hole... What's worse is that the Aussies created it thinking it would provide good cover from which they could attack... It was a right #*^} up ... The shell was too big and not only did it creat a big unusable hole it killed quite a few allies who were in the vicinity... And on top of all that the Germans had a field day (literally) at this location.
We then visited a place nicknamed the Gibraltar Block as it was a seemingly ...
... of Tash and David) we headed to Bullecourt and the memorial of "The Cobber" (another great bronze). At the back of the memorial we grazed on plums and greengages while staring at the site of the notorious "Hinenburg Line". The rest of the afternoon was a procession of gentle hills and small cemetaries...
We headed to our overnight accommodation, Butterworth Farm, feeling overwhelmed.
Our Butterworth Farm experiance deserves it's own blog but ...
... here on the 4th and 5th of February 1917 that the men of the 4th AIF fought a dogged battle against the Germans over this trench. Overcoming the Germans and capturing the trench in the initial stages they then had to repel three fierce German counter-attacks. It was during the third that a man by the name of Henry Murray organised a twenty-man grenade bombing party and led them in a charge against their attackers, pushing them back to ...
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