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Online archaeology talk: Bullecourt, the search for tanks

Date :
January 27, 2021 3:00 pm

End Date :
January 27, 2021 4:00 pm

Address :
Online (Zoom)

Price :
Free

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This talk, given by Alex Sotheran, Archaeology Advisor for the Ministry of Defence,  focuses on recent (2017, 2018 & 2019) excavations at Bullecourt, in France where Mark II tanks attacked German positions whilst supporting Australian soldiers in 1917. The site was excavated and revealed some surprising and clear evidence for the tank attack which over turned the previous commentary about the battle. The project was also staffed by volunteers made up of ex-forces veterans suffering from various physical injuries and PTSD and helped their recovery through the Operation Nightingale programme of archaeological works.

 

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