This week's Challenge is BigBig Sacrifice ….. Pozieres
The Battle of Pozieres was a 2 week struggle for the French village of Pozieres and the ridge on which it stands – during the middle stages of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
Pozieres is remembered as primarily an Australian battle. The fighting ended with the Allied Forces in possession of the plateau north and east of the village, and in a position to menace the German bastion of Thiepval.
However ….. The cost was enormous, and in the words of Australian official historian Charles Bean, the Pozieres Ridge …. “is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth”