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Battle of the Somme Ends - November 18,1916.

The British had over 400,000 casualties during the battle, and had gained no more than five miles.

The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies and was the largest battle of WW1 on the Western Front. More than 3 million men fought in this battle and one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.

The photo is of Australians on the Somme. Australia had approx 23,000 killed or wounded.

Info and photo comes from Wikipedia.
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Remembrance Day... 11th of November... Lest We Forget. ... See MoreSee Less

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Painting 'Elvis' for a dear friend of mine who is turning 90 next month... it will be my present for her as she absolutely loves Elvis. It should be finished soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's 75 years since Australians retook Kokoda in 1942.
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Beautiful day here in Adelaide, so I decided to get the Harley out and go for a ride... past the Tea Tree Gully War Memorial, which I have missed seeing all these years and so I turned around to have a look... very well done. Took some pics as well.

The local council call it the Tea Tree Gully Memorial Garden. Anzac Day Dawn Service is held there each year.

For anyone interested it is at North East Road & Memorial Drive, Tea Tree Gully.

Lest We Forget.
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