Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Bull Road Cemetery, France

Bull Road cemetery, located on the Somme is in the  village of Flers. Flers was captured in 1916 in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, when it was entered by the New Zealand and 41st Divisions behind tanks, the innovative new weapons that were used here for the first time. The village was lost during the German advance of March 1918 and retaken at the end of the following August. The cemetery was begun on 19 September 1916 and was used by fighting units (mainly Australian) until March 1917.

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