Villers-Bretonneux is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. The area became famous in 1918, when the German advance on Amiens ended in the capture of the village by their tanks and infantry on 23 April. On the following day, the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions, with units of the 8th and 18th Divisions, recaptured the whole of the village and on 8 August 1918, the 2nd and 5th Australian Divisions advanced from its eastern outskirts in the Battle of Amiens. This slide is part of a series depicting Australian Y.M.C.A. war work during World War I.
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