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Australian memorial of Le Hamel

The Australian Memorial of Le Hamel commemorates more than 100 000 Australians who served in the Australian Corps in France. It was laid out by the Australian government.

On 4 July 1918, with the support of American forces, General Monash launched a spirited and victorious attack which for the first time combined infantery, artillery and tanks, a fore-runner of modern war tactics. Le Hamel was Monash's first set piece battle as Commander of the Australian Corps. He planned it with meticulous care.
His victory at Le Hamel was a model for others commanders.

The Australian Park Memorial commemorates the engagement of more than 100 000 Australians who served in the Australian Corps in France. The Corps was formed in 1917 and included the 5 Australian Divisions that had served in France and Belgium from 1916. The Park has been established at the site of the final objective of the Battle of Le Hamel.

This park was laid out by the Australian government. The site's panoramic displays and explanatory panels explain the progress of the battle from the progress of the Australians in France from 1916, the formation of the Australian Corps to the leadership of the General Monash. Some trenches have been preserved.

Mémorial Australien de Le Hamel


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The Memorial of Le Hamel is closed for maintenance works until early october

For more detail about the Australian memorial please click on www.somme-battlefields.com or www.anzac-france.com

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