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The plaque commemorates the beginning of the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux which occured in France in World War One.

The battle occured from 24 to 25 April 1918, during the German Spring Offensive against the Allied lines to the east of Ameins.  It is notable for the first major use of tanks by the Germans, who deployed fourteen of their twenty A7V`s and for the first tank-versus-tank battle in history.

A counter-attack by two Australian and one British brigade during the night of 24 April partly surrounded Villers-Bretonneux and on 25 April the town was recaptured. Australian, British and French troops restored the original front line by 27 April.



Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:24-April-1918
Actual Event End Date:25-April-1918


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 24th April, 2018
Source: MA
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