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Twinning At Pozieres

TWINNING AT POZIERES I must say it was a proud moment for me as I stood beside the Mayor of Pozieres, Bernard Delattre, to witness the signing of the twinning arrangement between Pozieres and the northern Sydney municipality of Ku-ring-gai.... read more

Battle of Poziers Commemorative Church Service.

BATTLE OF POZIERES COMMEMORATIVE CHURCH SERVICE This Sunday, 3rd August, there will be the Battle of Pozieres Commemorative Church Service at St John’s Anglican Church in Gordon. This is a special service to commemorate the tragic loss of... read more

Polygon Wood

After the success of the Battle of Menin Road and the capture of the Gheluvelt Plateau, the Australian attack pushed northeast towards Glencorse Wood and the swampy land at Nonne Bosschen.

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Tyne Cot

One of the most difficult and sobering places on the Ypres salient is a visit to the massive Commonwealth War Graves cemetery at Tyne Cot, just two kilometres from Passchendaele where the awful casualties of this allied attack can be seen.  

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The Symbol of Ypres

It is always a joy going to Ypres. Apart from being the tour hub and the accommodation centre for my battlefield tours, it has a long and fascinating history of commerce and wealth on one hand and occupation and war on the other.

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The Menin Road

To the southeast of Ypres, beginning at Hellfire Corner and joining the town of Menin is the historically significant Menin Road. In mid-1917, the Germans had a clear and uninterrupted view of the first two kilometres of this road, right through to the Menin Gate 

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Battle of Mont St Quentin.

I left Paris at 8am, hit the Perhiperque, the Paris ring road and headed north up the A1. A stop in Epernay to visit the Mercier  champagne house then on to our first stop, Mont St Quentin – a very special place in Australian military history.

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Will Davies