A moving exhibition ‘Pozières: Australians on the Somme 1916’ openend to the public on Friday the 4th of March at the Shrine of Rembrance Visitor Centre. You will be able to see it until the 7th of August.
The exhibition is both informative and moving. Pozieres was indeed the site of fierce attacks and counter-attacks where the Australian Diggers displayed enormous resilience and bravery.
The ANZACs troupes suffered more soldiers killed in action in the 6 weeks of the Battle of Pozieres than they had in the whole Gallipolli campaign that had lasted lasted more than 8 months.
Nearly 7000 Australians died at Pozieres. It was the strategic location of Pozieres, on the highest ridge of the Somme, with a clear view on the surrounding fields that made Pozieres such an important place to capture.
The Honorary General Consul of France had the honour to launch the exhibition in presence of the Turkish and British General Consuls.
To learn more about the exhibition, click here!