Relates to the important defensive actions undertaken by elements of the 3rd Australian Division in connection with the first major German Spring Offensive in the Morlancourt area of the Somme. The 10th and 11th Infantry Brigades bore the brunt of the confused fighting, occupying the ridge overlooking Morlancourt without artillery support and helping to stem the German advances inflicted serious casualties on the attacking German forces.
CategoryDefensive action
Date from27 March 1918
Date to30 March 1918
Related places Morlancourt
Related units
  • 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 40th Australian Infantry Battalion
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