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ANZAC Centenary Tours
The attack that recaptured Villers-Bretonneux was described by Brigadier General G W Grogan VC as "perhaps the greatest individual feat on the War". A night attack without artillery support captured Villers-Bretonneux on ANZAC Day 1918 and stopped the German main advance. The German Force did not advance another metre after that date. Join us on ANZAC Day at the Australian Memorial to commemorate that action 100 years ago to the day.
This action was a major success where, for the first time in the War, the Australian Divisions had fought together under their own Commander, Lieutenant General Monash. Under his command were also the Americans for their first major action of the War. The Service at this Memorial, to commemorate this victory, will be supported by the people of the village of Le Hamel.
The Service at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux on 11 November 2018, will be the last of the 100th Anniversary Commemorations and this was the day, 100 years ago that the guns on the Western Front fell silent. This moving moment will be forever etched in the memory of those attending and they will in their hearts know that they were here in support of all those who fought during this terrible time. Prior to the special day, we will tour the areas where the Australians fought as they advanced to victory.