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30-January-2015
30-January-2015

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers
A pine tree commemorates those who were involved in the Battle of Lone Pine during the Gallipoli campaign in World War One.

One of the most famous assaults of the Gallipoli campaign, the Battle of Lone Pine was originally intended as a diversion from attempts by New Zealand and Australian units to force a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter on the heights of Chunuk Bair and Hill 971. The Lone Pine attack, launched by the 1st Brigade AIF in the late afternoon of 6 August 1915 pitched Australian forces against formidable entrenched Turkish positions, sections of which were securely roofed over with pine logs. In some instances the attackers had to break in through the roof of the trench systems in order to engage the defenders. The main Turkish trench was taken within 20 minutes of the initial charge but this was the prelude to 4 days of intense hand-to-hand fighting, resulting in over 2,000 Australian casualties.

Location

Address:Limestone Avenue, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280383
Long: 149.146633
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:06-August-1915
Actual Event End Date:09-August-1915

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th May, 2014
Front Inscription

Planted By
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge
On 25 April 2014

This Aleppo Pine (Pinus Halepensis) Was Grown From A Seed
Taken From The Lone Pine Tree That Was Planted In The Grounds
Of The Australian War Memorial On 24 October 1934 By
HRH The Duke Of Gloucester KG PC KT KP GCVO

In Honour Of Those Who Fought In The Battle Of Lone Pine 
6 - 9 August 1915

Source: MA
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