Péronne, a commune of the Somme department in Picardie in northern France, was destroyed by intensive German shelling during the August of 1918. At that time, German troops were at their last stronghold at Mont St Quentin, overlooking the Somme River and the town of Péronne. It was not until September 3, 1918 that the Australians gained control of Peronne. A monument to Australian soldiers was eventually built here to commemorate their heroics. This slide is part of a collection of lantern slides depicting scenes of Australian YMCA war work during World War I.
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