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Somme France - Pozieres Mouquet Farm

This is the Mouquet Farm Memorial along the road between Pozieres and Theipval. The original location of the farm can be seen behind the Memorial. It was slightly to the left of the present farm. The farm building had cellars underneath which were extended to make an underground fortress. Between 8th August and 5th September 1916 the Australians attacked Mouquet Farm. The Australians tried to take the farm seven times and suffered horrendous shelling, as the intense fighting was conducted within a relatively small area.

 

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