The damage was likely caused by the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. The fight began at the end of April 1918, was one of the first battles where both sides used almost exclusively tanks, and saw Germany’s biggest deployment of tanks in World War I. The successful outcome is primarily due to a counterattack by the 4th and 5th Division of the AIF, which cost over twelve hundred Australian lives. As such, the Australian War Memorial in France is located just outside Villers-Bretonneux. Furthermore, the town’s school was rebuilt through donations from school children of Victoria, and above every blackboard is the inscription "N'oublions jamais l'Australie" (Let us never forget Australia). Subsequent fighting in the area continued until August 8, 1918, when the allies pushed further east; the prolonged combat and consequent danger would explain why the picture is dated roughly three months after the end of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. This slide is part of a series depictin
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