Pozières, ART41019

Battle of Pozières, 1916

Sculpture: Frank Lynch
Painting: Louis McCubbin, Murray Griffin

Battle of Pozières, 1916 depicts four weary survivors of the 4th Battalion crouched in a shell hole on the summit of Pozières Ridge on 7 August 1916. They are surrounded by the bodies of six mates killed in the German bombardment.

Work began on the diorama in 1929 and was previously referred to as Pozières heights, 1916. It was first displayed at the Memorial in Aeroplane Hall and relocated to the Western Front gallery in 1971.

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