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Australian War Memorial Tour of the Western Front 2007


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Doingt, Hargicourt, Tincourt, Peronne, Mont St Quentin, Bellinglise, 4th Australian Division Monument, Quentin Canal, Montbrehain,

US Cemetery Bony


2nd Division Memorial

        

Today, the 2nd Division memorial is located at the side of the Bapaume-Peronne road in the village of Mont St. Quentin. The occupying German army removed the original memorial, depicting a Digger about to bayonet a German eagle, in 1940. 



The capture of Mont St Quentin and Péronne by the AIF came after long, hard weeks of battle. The more open actions and advances of the last months of the war were not like the terrible battles of 1916 and 1917, but the fire from enemy machine guns and artillery was every bit as devastating. In 1918, the Australian Corps suffered 60 355 battle casualties of which 12 187 were killed in action or died of wounds.


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