” A ridge more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth!” C.E.W. Bean
The Pozières Ridge was the scene of heavy fighting between July and September 1916 when Australian, British and later Canadian troops pushed the Germans back over what was the highest point on the 1916 Somme battlefields.
On the nearby Pozières Windmill, which sites on the Ridge, an inscription reads:
“The ruin of Pozières windmill which lies here was the centre of the struggles in this part of the Somme battlefield in July and August 1916. It was captured on 4th August by Australian troops, who fell more thickly on this ridge than any other.”
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