Pozieres Tours

Pozieres
Pozieres is a small village in rural France that was the setting of a two-week confrontation during the Battles of Somme of World War I. It is where, between March and April 1918, the German Fifth Army was driven further out into the fields of Somme by overwhelmingly large numbers of British corps that were on a mission to compromise the nearby German bastion of Thiepval. Although it technically involved the British Empire, Pozières is really an Australian battle - seeing as it involved over 23,000 corps and that the Australian flag flies over several buildings in recognition of the sacrifice of the ANZACs – even though the cemetery does not bare any Australian names; instead, Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated at the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.

There are 2,758 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in the Pozières cemetery. As such, the memorial and cemetery comprise a stunning gateway building with open colonnade walkways, making way to the remains of a blockhouse named "Gibraltar" which was a three-meter-high blockhouse-observation point. It also contains the Tank Memorial, with four small-scale models of the tanks used by the British between 1916 and 1918 – the first army to use tanks.

Practical Info

Pozieres is located 82 kilometers south of Lille in northern France. It can be reached by car in one hour via route A1; the memorial and cemetery are a south-west of the Pozieres on the north side of road D929 between Albert and Pozieres.
Address: Pozieres, France
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Small-Group Day Trip Somme Battlefields with John Monash Centre from Paris

The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest in history and this tour traces the journey of the brave Allied soldiers of WWI. Walk in the trenches at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, see the mighty Lochnagar Crater, and follow the Australian Remembrance Trail to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, the Australian National Memorial, the New John Monash Centre, and the Windmill site in Pozieres.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Australian and New Zealand Battlefield Day Tour in the Somme from Lille or Arras

Delve into World War I history on this 9-hour Australian and New Zealand Somme Battlefield tour from Lille or Arras. See Le Hamel Australian Memorial, the Jean and Denise Letaille Museum and Thiepval Memorial, the largest WWI memorial bearing the names of more than 73,000 soldiers. Lunch, entrance fees and round-trip transportation from your hotel are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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2 day Australian WW1 battlefield tour in Flanders the Somme from Bruges or Ypres

Learn about the role that Australian troops played during World War I, and pay tribute to the many thousands of soldiers who lost their lives, on this 2-day history tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your Bruges or Ypres hotel, and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan. On the first day, visit the site of the Battle of Fromelles, an Australian cemetery and memorial, and more. On the second day, learn about the Battle of the Somme before venturing to several key memorials and landmarks.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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2day Australian WW1 battlefield tour in Flanders the Somme from Lille and Arras

Discover the most important WWI battlefields, museums, and monuments on a 2-day sightseeing tour from Lille or Arras. Skip the stress of car rental and navigation, and relax in private end-to-end transportation on both days. The comprehensive itinerary takes you to a long list of locations which are of particular interest to Australians, including Fromelles and the Australian Memorial Park. Enjoy having entrance to all museums included, as well as a delicious lunch.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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