Battles of Bullecourt 1917
by David Coombes
Editor: Big Sky Publishing
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In April-May 1917, the peaceful hamlet of Bullecourt, in northern France became the subject of two battles involving Australians and British troopsGiven the unique place in this nation’s military history that the two battles occupy it, surprisingly little was written on the annual record of achievements at BullecourtThe First Battle of Bullecourt, marked, the Australians “introduction to the last battlefield of the weapon – the tankThis hailed weapon failed miserably in the midst of enormous lossesDespite this, the two infantry brigades of the 4th Australian Division captured parts of the formidable Hindenburg Line, with a minimum of tanks and supporting artillery, repelling German counterattacks until forced to withdrawIn the second battle, launched with an artillery forward barrage, more Australian divisions were forced to Bullecourt “meat-grinder” and the number of casualties rose to over 7000Again Australian soldiers fought hard to capture parts of the enemy line, and hold it against savage counterattacksBullecourt became a FIA mass grave-houseMany of those who had suffered the nightmare of Pozières considered as Bullecourt much worseAnd for what to doWhile Marshal Sir Douglas Haig considered his capture “among the great achievements of the war, the village, which cost many lives held no strategic value whatsoever
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