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By Peter Pedersen, Chris Roberts

A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement within the Western Front--complete with strolling and riding excursions of 28 battlefields

With infrequent images and files from the Australian warfare Memorial archive and large trip info, this can be the main finished advisor to the battlefields of the Western entrance out there. each bankruptcy covers not only the battles, however the frequently larger-than-life personalities who took half in them. Following a chronological order from 1916 via 1918, the publication leads readers via each significant engagement the Australian and New Zealanders fought in and contains tactical concerns and extracts from the non-public diaries of squaddies. this can be the correct e-book for someone who desires to discover the battlefields of the Western entrance, both in-person or from the relief of home.


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The road makes a right-angle turn at the Pension pour les Chiens 4, opposite which a track heads left. Walk 50 metres along it and look to your right front. Sections of derelict trench running in that direction were occupied by the 8th Brigade’s advanced line, whose right flank, held by part of the 31st Battalion, was 160 metres away. Walk another 70 metres and look left towards the corner café. You are now level with the 54th Battalion’s ditch, which did not meet the track but swung back to the breastwork, 90 metres further along near the bush-covered blockhouses.

Having crossed Rue Delvas yourself, walk 200 metres down the track * on the far side to where the 15th Brigade’s right flank met it. Turn left and face Aubers Ridge. If the field to your front has been harvested, you can reach the Sugarloaf ( from this location by walking straight ahead across the field for 370 metres. Spent cartridge cases still come to the surface at the site. Striking the Laies means you have veered to the left. As you walk, it is hard not to be numbed at the thought of the fate of those whose footsteps you are following.

Their capture of the two Stokes mortars, which should have been withdrawn after firing to the support line behind you, resulted in the sacking of the 20th’s commanding officer. Head back along Chemin du Vieux Bridoux towards Bois-Grenier and take the first left, the D22, at White City, where the 20th Battalion’s headquarters was located. indd 10 8/1/11 7:12 PM D175. 5 kilometres along it to the intersection 8 with Drève Mouquet on the left and park. Look along Drève Mouquet. The Australian line ran to your front along the D22/D175 and the German line, based on the Tadpole strongpoint, paralleled it 250 metres ahead.

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