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Pozieres
Pozières
The tank monument in Pozières
The tank monument in Pozières
Location of Pozières
Pozières is located in France
Pozières
Pozières
Pozières is located in Hauts-de-France
Pozières
Pozières
Coordinates: 50°02?29?N 2°43?25?E / 50.0414°N 2.7236°E / 50.0414; 2.7236Coordinates: 50°02?29?N 2°43?25?E / 50.0414°N 2.7236°E / 50.0414; 2.7236
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonAlbert
IntercommunalityPays du Coquelicot
Government
 o Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Delattre
Area
1
3.24 km2 (1.25 sq mi)
Population
(2017-01-01)[1]
266
 o Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80640 /80300
Elevation115-161 m (377-528 ft)
(avg. 163 m or 535 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pozières ([p?z.j?:?]; Picard: Pozière) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography

The commune is situated on the D929 road, 34 kilometres (21 mi) northeast of Amiens between Albert and Bapaume, on the Pozières ridge.

Population

History

"Gibraltar" bunker at the western end of Pozières, 28 August 1916, during the Battle of the Somme

The village was completely destroyed in World War I during what became the Battle of Pozières (23 July-7 August 1916), which was part of the Battle of the Somme. The village was subsequently rebuilt, and is now the site of several war memorials. The Australian flag flies over Pozières in recognition of the sacrifice of the ANZACs in the Battle of Pozières. Amongst the British and other Commonwealth forces who fought at Pozières, the Australians suffered over 5,000 killed, wounded or taken prisoner.

One of those killed, on 5 August, was the English composer George Butterworth, and in 2008[] the road between the town and Martinpuich was renamed Chemin George Butterworth (George Butterworth Lane); 50°02?28?N 2°43?59?E / 50.041172°N 2.733112°E / 50.041172; 2.733112).[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  3. ^ "Le chemin George Sainton Kaye Butterworth Lane". Images-en-somme.fr. Retrieved .

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