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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.
On February 8th, 1942, 23,000 Japanese soldiers attacked Singapore. At 2030 on February 8, Australian machine gunners opened fire on vessels carrying a first wave of 4,000 Japanese troops towards Singapore Island. The victory by the Japanese Force stunned the world and they took 100,000 men prisoner in Singapore. Amongst the deaths in captivity, 9000 of these men were to die while building the Burma-Thailand railway. This tour pays tribute to the sacrifice of so many in what became the defence of Australia.
On Anzac Day 2019 we will again visit Beersheba in Israel. This is a fascinating tour where we follow the advance of the Australian Light Horse 1916 - 1918, are guided by veterans the sites of Israel's battles for independence and survival, and visit the sites of civilisation, combat and religious significance that go back many thousands of years.
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 101 years ago to the day.