The village sits on top of the ridge that bears its name, a ridge that was an objective on the 1st July 1916. As it was, the whole position was not finally cleared until early September 1916 as German, Australian and British troops fought tenaciously over it.
BATTLEGROUND SOMME: POZIERES
Pozieres is the site of the Australians” first action on the Somme. This addition to the Battleground Europe series looks at the cemeteries, memorials and remnants of the battle, and presents walking tours of the battleground.