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Bullecourt Memorial: the Digger statue.

 

 

In April and May 1917, some 10, 000 Australian soldiers were killed during the battles of Bullecourt. And from May 1917 to March 1918, the battles raged and the village changed sides almost 20 times.


 

Today, in the memorial park, the memory is sustained by the statue of the Digger, made by Australian sculptor Peter Corlett, the son of a fighter in the 'Great War’. The Digger is an Australian soldier who symbolises through his uniform and badges the four Australian infantry divisions engaged in the field: the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th.

 

  • The Digger statue.

    The Digger statue. Source: http://memoiresdepierre.pagesperso-orange.fr

  • Photo of a German post in the trenches, taken in 1917 in the Croisilles-Bullecourt sector.

    Photo of a German post in the trenches, taken in 1917 in the Croisilles-Bullecourt sector. Source: Deutsches Bundesarchiv, public domain

  • The Digger statue. Source : http://www.pourceuxde14.com

    The Digger statue. Source : http://www.pourceuxde14.com

MINDEF/SGA/DMPA Territoire Nord

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