• Bapaume to Bullecourt: the fighting in France, 1917

    Tuesday 3 April 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 1 comments

    Men of 30th Battalion AIF amonst the ruins of Bapaume, the day they entered the town (AWM E00361) At the beginning of 1917 victory seemed nowhere in sight. However for a while, from late February, hopes were lifted. Along the Somme front line and elsewhere, the Germans began to withdraw several kilometres to their newly-developed defensive zone which the British dubbed “the Hindenburg Line”. This apparent retreat …

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