Centenary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

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On the 25th of April 2018 we will gather at the Australian National Memorial situated just north of the village of Villers-Bretonneux, France. It is the site of an intense battle fought exactly 100 years before as part of wider efforts to halt a German spring offensive which was threatening to win them the war.

Throughout early April in 1918 Australian units helped defend Villers-Bretonneux from this onslaught, but at dawn on the 24th the Germans attacked and captured the town. Leading the British counter attack, the Australian 13th and 15th Brigades enveloped the town and successfully cleared it of Germans on the 25th of April, the third anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli.

The service to be held on the 25th of April 2018 at the Australian National Memorial not only marks the 103rd anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, but also commemorates this remarkable action which effectively ended the German offensive launched a month prior.

For more information, including the detailed services program please visit the DVA Website.

Register for the attendance pass.