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Pozieres Ridge 14, Somme day 36

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Pozieres Ridge 14, Somme day 36

Date(s) : 05 August 1916

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battle of the Somme ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between British & Commonwealth Forces and German Forces

Type of battle : Land


Both the Anzac and III Corps came under heavy sustained counter-attacks. III Corps lost some ground but the Anzacs gained a little.

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In 34 Division's sector of the Intermediate Trench heavy German attacks lead to the loss of about 50 yards of the trench.
The Anzac Corps, 2nd Australian Division, 7 Brigade fought off heavy German attacks at o400hrs and 0500hrs. Units pushed forward, gained some ground and dug in around the windmill.