’Yelling Like Bushrangers’

The capture of Mont Saint-Quentin was a remarkable feat of arms in the final months of fighting on the Western Front. But, as Dr Aaron Pegram, a senior historian at the Australian War Memorial, explains, it was a near run thing.

General Sir Henry Rawlinson.

The original 2nd Australian Division memorial atop of Mont Saint-Quentin. Unveiled in August 1925, the bronze statue of an Australian soldier bayoneting a Prussian eagle was destroyed following the German invasion of France in 1940.

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