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Somme France - Pozieres The Windmill Memorial

This mound of earth and concrete is all that remains of the Windmill. This was a formidable German machine gun post and the object of Australian attacks in July and August, 1916. It was captured by by Australian troops on 4th August. They fell more thickly on this ridge than on any other battlefield of the war. The memorial commemorates the 23,000 Australians killed or wounded in the Pozieres battle.

 

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