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Commemorations

Commemorations
Sunday 22 April 2018 - From 10h00 to 17h00

In April 1918, the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux was in part commanded from the Château de Tronville. Australian troops who took part in this battle were billeted in Blangy-Tronville, along the chalk banks.

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From Friday 20 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018

To accompany the Anzac Day commemorations, the municipality of Villers-Bretonneux and local associations hold a week of commemorative events including sporting events, walks and concerts.

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Wednesday 4 July 2018 - 00:00

The village of Le Hamel was the theatre of the first successful example of a combined arms attacks in a battle planned and directed by Sir John Monash, the new commander of the Australian Corps. This 93 minute battle was used as a blue print for later battles of 1918.

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Thursday 8 June 2017 - From 18h00 to 20h00

A military parade will take place in Bertrancourt on Thursday 8th June 2017, beginning at 6pm.

The parade will begin in front of the town hall and will lead to the Commonwealth cemetery where a ceremony will be held in remembrance of three soldiers from Northern Ireland.

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Sunday 7 August 2016 - From 10h30 to 11h30

The British composer George Butterworth was born on 12 July 1885 and died in the line of duty as a lieutenant in the 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. He was killed by a sniper at Pozières in 1916 during the Battle of the Somme but his body never found.

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